NYC Artist Jeremy Penn Explores the Divinity of Immorality
The Divinity of Immorality – Sex, Sensuality and Sin in Art
What is sin, exactly? From an early age, we’re trained to recognize wrong-doing and bad behavior. It is ingrained into our psyche by our parents, our teachers, our neighbors and our friends. Most of us, when quizzed, would state that we understand what sin is, and what it means to be sinful. But how well do we actually comprehend the nature of naughtiness? More to the point, do we secretly take delight in delicious devilry?
The Temptation of Sin
My latest works seek to explore...
Brooklyn Artist Jeremy Penn Heads North to Unveil His Latest Painting Series
Opening September 17th, 2015 | Coldstream Fine Art | 80 Spadina Ave, Ste. 208 | Toronto, Canada
About The Show
From an early age, we are trained to recognize bad behaviour. Distinguishing sin is ingrained in our psyche from our parents, teachers, and friends. For years, Jeremy has queried the human response to sex through his artwork as we believe that sex is a taboo, something to be practiced only behind closed doors. The act of sex, if not for reproductive purposes, is seen as unholy, carnal and inherently...
Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Fashion Icon Anna Wintour
Many of my paintings focus on the power of the human gaze. There’s much that can be conveyed through the eyes; from open defiance to coy submissiveness. I’ve always found it fascinating how a simple stare can communicate so much; and how it has the capacity to hold us in thrall.
However, art, as with so many other things in life, is sometimes as much about absence as it is presence. Whilst a confident gaze has the ability to control, manipulate and intimidate, sometimes the unknowable stare, concealed behind a pair of sunglasses, is every...
Jeremy Penn Joins Montauk Beach House’ Art Residence
Summer 2015 in Montauk, New York.
Montauk, New York (May 2015) – New York-based modern artist, Jeremy Penn will be partnering up with The Montauk Beach House this coming Summer as its residence artist on the hotel’s property starting from Mid-May through the end of July. The Montauk Beach House is situated in the heart of downtown Montauk and as has decided to bring on an artistic addition to its property this coming summer season. Jeremy Penn’s artistry fits the very eclectic mix of European style and relaxed beach vibe of the Beach...
Celebrating Beauty, or Unleashing a Beast Within? - Jeremy Penn
There’s nothing new about narcissism; in either human evolution or art.
Since time immemorial, we have been captivated by the sight our own image. The first mirrors, made of polished obsidian, date from as early as 6000 BC; remarkably, it took mankind a further 2500 years to get round to inventing the wheel. Apparently it would seem that even then, the image took precedence over all else; and that appearances were of the utmost importance.
In art, narcissism is no less prevalent. One only has to look at the culture of self-portraiture;...