Pete Wheeler is a New Zealand artist who has returned home after living and working in Berlin, Germany for the past 10 years. Wheeler lived in Dunedin during the late 1990s and early 2000s, graduating with MFA from the University Of Canterbury. He has held solo shows in New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe. He has multiple works in the James Wallace Collection, Zabludowicz Collection (London) and Martin Sosnoff Collection (New York) and was a finalist in the James Wallace Trust Awards in 2017.
Wheeler’s works pertain themes of death, time and history – introducing recurring symbols including skulls, fauna and figures from popular culture. In spite of these recurrent themes and symbols, his works defy a sense of classification. They are a product of his urban environment (Berlin as of recent), influenced by a grungy street aesthetic, often incorporating controversial imagery of political connotation, or perhaps Bart Simpson flipping the bird.
Image Dimensions: 1215mm W x 1825mm H