Richard Penn

My work is often ambiguously placed between the very large and the very small so that the same work can be said to describe the vastness of space and the interaction of galaxies as well as the infinitely small and the processes of cellular and atomic activities. I am interested in the extremes of reality where the known laws of our universe tend to break down as well as how we image reality starting with our eyes and brains, and then through the technology of science - transcending our physical limitations and extending our scope to dream.

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Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand


Solo Exhibitions


1s & 0s Pastel drawings and silkscreen prints, Everard Read, Johannesburg


No Signal of drawings and paintings, Circa, Cape Town


Drawings and oil paintings, The Origins Centre Museum, University of the Witwatersrand

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Group Exhibitions


The Closest Thing I have to a Voice of Reason, Public Record, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 


Tiny, Everard Read, Johannesburg

Us, Everard Read, Johannesburg

The Lockdown Collection, March 2020

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Richard Penn

Minute details materialise the whole

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Richard Penn talks to Artfull at his home studio in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.