Holding Hands / Cannon Street Station (2017)
Graphite on 170gsm Firenze Paper
82cm X 95cm
‘London Black & White’ (2017)
‘Giclee Print & Enamel on Board
104cm x 121cm
Oxford Street Station
Graphite on 170gsm Firenze Paper
93cm X 106cm
Tessellated Square Mile (2016)
Giclée Print & Enamel on Board
101cm x 131cm
Framed in Floating White Frame
‘NYC 1st State’ (2015)
110cm x 91cm
Mixed Media (Enamel and digital print on photographic paper)
Giclee Print & Enamel on Board
106cm x 149cm
London based artist Tommy Penton is best known for his strong fluid line work. Vibrant graphic scenes eschew reality by playfully manipulating the perspective. Working in pencil, pen, acrylic & enamel paint.
Projects have included his graphic novel Tate to Tate, published by Random House, which depicts ‘An illustrated walk along London’s Southbank’. To recently winning a commission to produce a series of six by two metre large canvas paintings for PwC currently hanging at More, London.
Past work includes album covers, posters & international advertising campaigns within the music industry for artists Babyshambles, Röyksopp, Mercury Rev, New Order & Underworld amongst others.
In 2014 Tommy collaborated with fashion group Orlebar Brown designing four cityscapes for the OB Limited Edition. This included live art work in Paris and for London Fashion Week.
Towards the end of the year he was also short-listed for Crossrail’s ‘Artist -in-Residence’ scheme and took part in the group show Tunnel Visions.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
Tunnel Visions A Group exhibition with Crossrail.
Great Western Studios, London
Orlebar Brown. Live art in Paris and for London Fashion Week. Paris / London
Short listed for Crossrail’s ‘Artist-in-Residence’ scheme. Battersea, London
Second commission for PwC. London
Awarded ‘The Dickson Russell’ commission for PwC.
More London, London
The Apart ‘London Summer Show’. Soho, London
Affordable Art Fair with Henrietta Cartwright. Battersea, London
‘Below the Surface’ An Urban Art exhibition. The Victorian Vaults, Rivington House, London
Solo show. ‘Tommy Penton Sketches Frank West at the MoMA’ exhibition. Project Space, 65 Alfred Rd, London
The Apart International Group Show, ‘10 Years of the Apart Gallery’.
Cancer Research UK Sound & Vision Event. Exhibition & silent auction of music memorabilia. Contributors included David Bailey, Julian Opie & Jamie Hewlett, amongst others. Abbey Road Studios, London
Nokia Yamake Art Project. 48 artists presented their interpretation of the Nokia ‘Yamake’ character. An Apart curated show. London
Solo Show. ‘Tate to Tate’ exhibition. Acrylic works & a 30ft giclée print of a complete walk along London’s Southbank. Exhibition coincided with launch of the book ‘Tate to Tate’. Menier Gallery, London
Gibson Guitar Town London. Painted a 10ft sculpture as part of a 30-strong group of artist. Charity auction organised by The Prince’s Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy & Teenage Cancer Trust. Other artists included Peter Saville & Sir Peter Blake.
Open Studios with 70 other artists. Great Western Studios, London
The art book ‘Love on the Serpentine’ exhibited. A celebration of original art & binding for ‘The Society of Bookbinders’. York
Cancer Research UK Sound & Vision Event. Exhibition & silent auction of music memorabilia. Abbey Road Studios, London
Solo Show. Print exhibition. Private Event, San Francisco
‘Inspired’ exhibition. Apart Gallery, London
‘Probe’ exhibition. Large canvas works. AKA, London
Recent works. Brett Ballard Gallery, Sydney
Friction’ exhibition. Photography & illustration montage works with photographer Noel Mclaughlin. First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Solo Show. ‘Chevrons’ exhibition. Large original art. AKA, London
Solo Show. ‘No U-turn’.Warehouse Exhibition, London