John Van Beek

John Van Beek

  • Biography

    John lives at Lake Tekapo – 13 on SH 8 in the Lake Tekapo village. He is a Wire Artist making affordable sculptures – recycling and turning old fencing wire into unique and orginial artwork.
    Balls, Trees, Sheep, Flowers and other sculptures made with either Barbed Wire or Plain Wire - Rusty or Galvanized.
    In 2008 John started making Wire Sheep for his garden at Lake Tekapo. John is a self taught artist with a farming background and fencing experience. He uses pliers, clippers and some home-made tools to achieve the sculptures. For bigger pieces he uses reinforcing rod as a frame and weaves the wire around them. The Sculptures can be pegged down to the ground and make impressive garden features.
    John immigrated to NZ with his family from The Netherlands when he was four years old, and moved to Le Bons Bay on Banks Peninsula.
    He and wife Lynda moved from Rangiora to Lake Tekapo to build a Lodge and sold that in 2012.
    The sculptures are a new twist on the Kiwi No 8 wire attitude.

Showing 1–16 of 22 artworks

  • John Van Beek

    Rusty barbed wire on tripod
    210 x 60 cm rusty wire on metal tripod base $1,700.00
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty barbed wire on tripod
    250 x 60 cm rusty wire on metal tripod base $2,000.00
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    Rusty barbed wire on tripod
    250 x 60 cm rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty wire Tree 1.5m
    Includes Base Sold
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty barbed wire 100cm ball
    100 x 100 cm rusty wire $415.00
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty plain wire 75cm ball
    rusty wire $215.00
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty plain wire 100cm ball
    100 x 100 cm rusty wire $415.00
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty plain wire 100cm ball
    100 x 100 cm rusty wire Sold
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty or galvanised ball - 30cm
    30 x 30 cm wire $95.00
  • John Van Beek

    POm POm Tree
    rusty wire Sold
  • John Van Beek

    1.5m Galvanized tree
    1.5 m Galvanized wire $315.00
  • John Van Beek

    Rusty wire tree - 1m
    rusty wire 1m $215.00
  • John Van Beek

    Base (for balls and Tree)
    Sold
  • John Van Beek

    Pole only for balls
    steel $45.00
  • John Van Beek

    1.5m Tree and base
    150 cm rusty wire $365.00
  • John Van Beek

    Tree 1.5m - all available in galvanised and rusty wire
    available in rusty and galvanised wire 1.5m Sold