Jack Penny
(United Kingdom)

Jack’s creative practice is motivated by a search for authenticity, he’s driven by capturing a real sense of humanity within his work. What’s more he freely accepts mistakes in his work, inviting his audience to explore, challenge and react to each painting. His decision to expose his vulnerability as a painter, undoubtedly makes Jack’s work all the more evocative. 

Rather than relying on manipulative techniques to develop a painting, Jack is conscious of trying to spark his audience’s sensory awareness as they experience his work. As he paints, Jack’s process is intuitive as he attempts to act before making choices. Without hesitation, Jack responds spontaneously to the work developing before him, relying only upon his initial instincts when making decisions regarding the colours, textures or lines.

On principle, Jack believes in working intuitively, because it challenges his temptation to rely upon an educated consciousness. In paradox, Jack’s more spontaneous approach both overthrows and entwines all that he’s ever learnt as an artist. Every piece of work Jack makes is of the moment, searching for the strange, embracing the jarring and always demanding a second look.

Over the past two years, Jack has enjoyed four successful exhibitions including three as part of the artistic collective Hexen Studio and one held independently on the South Coast. This year, Jack is also looking forward to his first exhibition in Berlin as well as an exhibition in London with India Dickinson. As Jack’s style continues to evolve, and he both challenges and embraces his broad spectrum of influences, you can follow his movements in his Full CV below:



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JACK PENNY

Artworks

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Jack Penny through the trees 156 x 105 cm, 2017 oil and pastels on canvas in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny through the trees on paper 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny tropical lounging 152.5 x 122 cm, 2016 pastels on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny rotating faces 150 x 99 cm, 2017 oil on canvas in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny series of dreams 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny things have changed 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny tropical dancing 95 x 65 cm, 2017 oil and pastels on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny overtime 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny out of range 84 x 58 cm, 2017 oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny lounging in Paris 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and acrylic on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny last orders yellow 122 x 76 cm, 2015 oil on canvas in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny figure sitting 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and acrylic on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny blue 84 x 58 cm, 2017 acrylic on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny back to nature 122 x 91.5 cm, 2017 oil on canvas in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny blood in my eyes for you 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and acrylic on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny waiting for Hugo 122 x 91.5 cm, 2017 oil on canvas in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny face to face 75 x 55 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny Face to Face 2 75 x 55 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny commuters 84 x 58 cm, 2017 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny deconstructed park 75 x 55 cm, 2016 pastels and oil on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018
Jack Penny deconstructed room 75 x 55 cm, 2016 pastels and acrylic on paper in Naturelust - Jack Penny - a solo exhibition | Jan 25 - Mar 8, 2018