Approved: 09.09.2011

Sean Penlington

Artist

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Approved: 09.09.2011

My paintings initially come from a process of drawing and are influenced by ideas of traditional carnival - a time described as chaotic freedom, but one which also had strange rules and structure. Often these paintings seem to respond to the previous, referencing and mocking one another. A drawing that resonates on some level with me will be re drawn and pinned on the wall. The resulting abundance

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

My paintings initially come from a process of drawing and are influenced by ideas of traditional carnival - a time described as chaotic freedom, but one which also had strange rules and structure. Often these paintings seem to respond to the previous, referencing and mocking one another. A drawing that resonates on some level with me will be re drawn and pinned on the wall. The resulting abundance of imagery no doubt affects the painting - but never acts as a blueprint to the work.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2013 - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London 2010 - BA (Hons) Fine Art - First Class Honours, Manchester School Of Art, Manchester 2007 - Foundation Diploma Fine Art - Distinction, Mid Cheshire College of Art & Design, Northwich Solo exhibitions 2014 - Forthcoming Solo Show, The International 3, Manchester Group exhibitions 2012 - Creative Cities Collection, The Barbican Arts Centre, London 2012 - NADA Cologne 2012, (The International 3 Gallery), Cologne-Deutz Exhibition Centre, Cologne, Germany 2011 - New Lights Prize 2011, The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate 2011 - The Catlin Guide 2011 Launch, The London Art Fair 2011, London 2011 - The Threadneedle Prize For Painting And Sculpture 2011, The Mall Galleries, London 2010 - How It All Worked Out, The International 3, Manchester 2010 - Saatchi's New Sensations 2010 & The House of the Nobelman, 2 Cornwall Terrace, London 2010 - The International 3 Stand, The Manchester Contemporary 2010, Manchester Degree shows 2010 - Degree Show 2010, Manchester School Of Art Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - The Patrick and Kelly Lynch Scholarship, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London 2011 - New Lights Prize, The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 2011 - The Threadneedle Prize 2011, The Mall Galleries, London 2010 - Saatchi & Channel 4's New Sensations 2010, Cornwall Terrace, London Publications 2012 - Glass Magazine Winter Edition 2011 - The Catlin Guide 2011: New Artists In The UK 2010 - The Marmite Prize For Painting 2010