(Penn)sive Positivity. | Jeremy Penn.

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JEREMY PENN.


[su_dropcap style=”flat” size=”4″]E[/su_dropcap]ven at a young age, Jeremy Penn was aware of his ability to feel it all. This gift was a burden at first, being so sensitive in a world that is so intense.But like many artists who are at first overwhelmed by their heightened sense of perception, Penn eventually learned how to channel this sensitivity and transmute it into useful inspiration.

WRITTEN BY AKEEM K. DUNCAN.
FILMED | PHOTOGRAPHED & Filmed BY KAREEM GONSALVES.

His work is a visceral splash of color and iconography. Penn, with respects to the lasting trail of time, has his way with nostalgia—appropriating vintage magazine clipping, often bathing their imagery in a library hues. This formula is the result of Penn’s understanding of evolution and the omniscient role it plays in our everyday lives.



Penn’s self actualization as an artist is a theme that can be found throughout his work. His overall concept maintains a focus on the cultivation and culmination of one’s potential. Penn takes this concept even instagramfurther by applying it to gender politics. He proudly admits that his paintings, bearing the visages of supermodels, pinups and pioneers, are homages to the ownership feminine energy, women’s liberation and the ongoing issue of women’s civil rights.


“People think that evolution is something that happened in the past, but it’s something that is happening right now. We have to be the change we want to see.”Jeremy Penn.

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