Pete Mckee Popup
17 - 20 November 2022
Growing up, Artist & Gallerist Pete Mckee read every comic he could get his hands on, with particular favourites including Whizzer and Chips, The Dandy, The Beano and Hergé’s iconic Tintin. The strong graphic style prevalent in such comic books was one of the many influences on Pete’s unique and immediately recognisable aesthetic.
Pete Mckee’s work explores various themes including working-class culture and humour. Pete’s upbringing has had a direct influence on the images he creates - often examining facets of working-class life, relationships and family. His passion for subcultures and music is also evident in his work, depicting mods and rockers as well as many musical greats including David Bowie, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.
In 2010 Pete opened the McKee gallery in Sheffield. Since then he has put on several major exhibitions. 2016 saw 8,000 people visit his '6 Weeks to Eternity’ exhibition over a single weekend. In 2018 his collaborative show, ‘THIS CLASS WORKS’, sold out, with over 10,000 visitors coming to see this exhibition. Pete has collaborated with various creative individuals and collectives including: Paul Smith, the Arctic Monkeys, Richard Hawley, Oasis, BBC 6 Music, Disney, ACME Studios, Warp Films and Rega.