A Peek Inside the Mind of Artist Pete WheelerThe Berlin-based painter gives us an illuminating view into an artist’s psyche.
Art — 08.14.17
The creative process has attained a kind of mythical status. Consider the trope of the tortured artist - a rebel, an outsider, a loner toiling in obscurity until his genius is “discovered.” Pete Wheeler, a painter born in New Zealand and now based in Berlin, offers us a glimpse of the thought processes that guide his artistic practice and invites us into his Berlin studio - formerly a massive train depot that’s been transformed into a haven for international creatives. Pete’s work, which has been exhibited in New York, Brussels, Berlin, and his native New Zealand, speaks to the darker undercurrents of the human condition, combining elements from urban legends, subcultural archetypes and kindred rebel spirits.