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
In Vice & Virtue Jeremy chose to blend modernity with pervading sexual attitudes. He has deliberately referenced the bold, brash colors of graffiti – as it’s so often on our street corners and alleyways that we find truth in art; unashamed representations of sex and sin. The viewer is not only confronted with a deliberately thought-provoking word, they’re forced to see themselves as part of the image, through their reflection in the piece itself.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
I’ve always been captivated by the concepts of transience and permanence in both art and in nature.
Perhaps that’s why I’m so often drawn to the beauty of women; to that state of physical perfection that is, in terms of the passage of time, all too fleeting. The state of beauty, which inevitably only lasts for a matter of years in real life, can be captured and trapped in an artistic work; preserved forever and given new perspective and power.Read More
THE PAINTING PROCESS | JEREMY PENN
Nestled in the iconic corner of Christopher & Gay street in New York City's West Village, Whynot Coffee & Wine has quickly rose to be the place to be seen while drinking the highest quality coffee & curated wines in all of New York.
The interior of Whynot is decorated to feel like 1960's Paris. Adorning the walls are my paintings of women like Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, and Catherine Deneuve.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
"If you can make it hear, you can make it anywhere" - Frank Sinatra
High rents, freezing winters, sweltering hot summers, $6 boxes of cheerios, all truths about New York City. Given these facts, how come New York City is home to largest concentration of artists, a career that consistantly ranks at the bottom of worst paying jobs? I have reached out to a few of my good friends who happen to be fellow artists living in NYC to get there take on this topic.Read More