Brooklyn artist Jeremy Penn exhibits his latest art series in Toronto art gallery.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
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
Strength is a human trait that is widely regarded as being desirable. Physical strength, visibly demonstrated by musculature, posture and tension, has often been popular in art. This dates as far back as the Renaissance, when Michelangelo represented David, rippling with lithe, energetic brawn and Cellini depicted his Perseus, sword in one muscled arm, and severed head of the Medusa in the other.
But strength, as we all know, goes beyond the physical. Emotional strength, although not as immediately visible as the physical, is every bit as powerful. Time and time again throughout history, we hear about people who have survived horrific circumstances, who have been tried to the very limit of their endurance and who have emerged the other side, through sheer determination and strength of will.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 Eyes Have It: Jessica Stam and Portraying Windows to the Soul
I’ve always been fascinated by eyes. I’m certainly not alone with this obsession; indeed, for hundreds of years, artists, writers and philosophers alike have mused over the significance of the eyes; their significance and also their power.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
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
An Oasis of Inspiration
It is not uncommon for an artist to find inspiration from a single individual. Throughout history, artists have used specific models, occasionally almost obsessively; using their representations to delve into the contours and lines that make up the figure and face of their inspiration, and also using their art to explore and reveal the psychology that lies behind the physical.Read More