BECK WHEELER – Tarts and Flours

Hosted By 19 Karen

September 17th - October 8th, 2011

Beck Wheeler is a multi-disciplinary artist who works across the fields of painting, sculpture and digital media.Beck was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in Beach Haven, New Zealand. Wheeler started drawing characters as a kid, and over the years has learnt to carve, sculpt and paint.

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Tarts and Flours is an exhibition of paintings and sculptural works that explores my personal connection to both painting and baking. Since moving my studio back home last year my day is made up of stints in both the kitchen and the studio. I feel like the process of mixing paint and the process of mixing baking ingredients comes from the same creative space. I apply colour to canvas as I apply flavour to flour. This show is a homage to the  domestic goddess within, the search for perfection in colour, texture and flavour.

Tarts and Flours explores my early memories of baking as a child, the cakes mum used to make from the AWW Children’s Birthday Cake Book and the daily process of discovery in my own kitchen and studio while also investigating ways of depicting flavour and taste.

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