Pete Wheeler Series
International New Zealand artist, Pete Wheeler. Get to know Pete Wheeler on a deeper level when reading his series with York Gallery NZ. German based NZ artist is renowned internationally for his art pieces, making appearances at Art Basel, and many other internationally recognized shows/displays. These 10 questions will enhance your knowledge on Pete as an artist and an individual.
What inspires you?
Inspiration tends to come from the physical act of applying paint to a surface.
What are you currently working on?
Small scale paintings on canvas and paper, due to the lockdown my studio has shrunk from 120sq/m to a 10sq/m garden shed. Working small as always been something I have neglected, so now is a good time to get good at it!
How did you first get into the art world?
By making paintings( consistently), exhibiting and selling. I went to art school and studied to Masters level too, but I don't think that means a whole lot in terms of art world initiation.
Do you use oil or acrylic and why?
I use oil, mainly because of its viscosity value. But I also use a variety of other mediums, spray paint, pigment, oil stick,photo emulsion, charcoal etc...
How would you describe your style & process?
Work hard each day and just maybe i"ll make a good painting!!!!