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;...
Facing the Beast Within: The Power of Animal Instinct in Sexuality – Artist Jeremy Penn
In the 21st century, we like to imagine that our approach to sexuality has changed significantly since the days of our ‘cave men’ ancestors.
Indeed, ask any man or woman about sexuality, and they are likely to refute the idea that their sexual behavior is anything like that of ancient Homo sapiens; which, according to the Swiss writer, Johann Bachofen (a highly influential writer in the field); was chaotic, aggressive and promiscuous.
These days, with our courtship rituals; online dating, nightclubs...
‘An Image of the Infinite’ or a Fleeting Moment in Time. Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Britt Ekland
I’m always the first to admit that I’m drawn to beauty. The magnetic pull of a beautiful face is like a siren-call. It offers powerful, sometimes irresistible allure to many an artist, and I’ve often found myself quite literally unable to stop creating art that depicts beauty, in all its many forms.
Whilst working on my most recent painting, I found myself thinking a lot about beauty. Incidentally, the subject matter is Britt Ekland, who is widely acknowledged to be one of the most natural...