NYC Artist Jeremy Penn Explores the Divinity of Immorality
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? Read More
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 bit as powerful. Read More
Jeremy Penn Joins Montauk Beach House as Artist in Residence Summer 2015 in Montauk, New York.
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 House. Read More
Facing the Beast Within: The Power of Animal Instinct in Sexuality
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 and bars, marriage and monogamy, we take pride in our status as superior, sophisticated beings; our behavior a world apart from the crude, animal techniques of our ancient relatives. Read More
‘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 beauties of the 1970s. Those wide, doe-innocent eyes, that full mouth and tousled hair not only represents beauty in its truest form, but also a sense of the epoch; an iconic face that so perfectly complemented the mood of the era. Read More
Schutz, a Brazilian shoe company, partnered with New York City Jeremy Penn to paint the portrait of Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. Penn also custom painted four pairs of Schutz shoes which would be given away during a social media content. Schutz, located at 655 Madison Avenue, hosted a huge event during fashion week to unveil their new Fall line along Jeremy Penn's custom painted shoes. Attendees were also treated to Jeremy Penn painting Alessandra Ambrosio live. Other notable attendees were Actress Katie Cassidy, Models Jessica Hart and Teresa Moore. Read More
“We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.” - Karl Lagerfeld
Art: A Multifaceted Gem
There are many forms of Art. It surrounds us on a daily basis, on a number of levels, and isn’t just restricted to the paintbrush and canvas. Every day often starts with an artistic decision as we open our wardrobe and peer in at the clothes inside. ‘What shall I wear today’ is often a sub-conscious way of saying ‘who shall I be today’. As Art is transformative, so too, is Fashion. Read More
Artist Jeremy Penn Paints Portrait of Rock Icon David Bowie
A question that has always fascinated me has been that of longevity in art.
What is it that makes an artist endure? What is it that causes an artist to turn from a painter into a legend; that causes his or her works to be pored over, discussed and debated for decades, or even centuries after their death? Read More
The Power of Women
As you all know, I am endlessly fascinated by powerful women; forceful females who dare to express themselves fearlessly; and who have a true sense of themselves and complete comfort in their own skins. Read More