Photo: Sean Penlington in London

Sean Penlington


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. read full statement

Location London