LIVES/WORKS IN BERLIN
New Zealand painter Pete Wheeler's practice emerges from a broad range of materiality and richness on the surface often with confrontational and psychological imagery of the dark and faceless.
Wheeler's fascination with the playful and aggressive nature of imagery frequently sees his practice deriving from political propaganda and mass media to explore the representation of an image.
Collections include James Wallace Collection, Auckland, Zabludowicz Collection, London and Martin Sosnoff Collection, New York along with numerous private collections in the US, Italy and New Zealand.
Gets Ya Right Down to Your Soul (2016) Photo emulsion, oil stick, charcoal, pigment wax, Gelatine on canvas 190 x 170 cm
Atonement (2015) Oil, Photo emulsion, pigment wax, Gelatine on canvas 220 x 190 cm
Evel (2013) Oil, wax on linen 230 x 190 cm, Private Collection, Sydney
BLUE SLEEPS FASTER THAN TUESDAY
Pete Wheeler's new solo show at Jonathan Smart in Christchurch opening on the 27th of January 2017