British Painter Jack Penny’s Fun and Evocative ‘Mental Impressions’
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Emerging artist Jack Penny’s second solo exhibition features exuberant, often tongue-in-cheek observations inspired by his travels and latest personal experiences.
A self-described spectator of life, Penny (b. 1988) enjoys depicting how he feels about a place and its people in order to make sense of it.
Curated by Sin Sin Man, A Mental Impression is a carefully selected body of work from different series that the artist has been working on over the last few years.
His ‘Private Members Series’ is an often comical depiction of the glamorous ‘high life’, which many of us aspire to be part of. Penny himself is drawn to this world of VIPs, exclusive bars and clubs, purely out of interest to see how others live. “I find myself feeling out of place and often cynical about the situation,” he states of his research. “I am not from this world and they can smell it on me… I like that!”
The other series on show include Penny’s ‘Last Order Series’ and ‘Commuter Series’, which explore how we spend our free time, the carnival side of life and escapism, and the 9-to-5 grind in cities, respectively.
Images: ‘Private House’; (left) and ‘Last Orders in Paris’ (right)