First Major Exhibition of the Work of Canadian Artist Evan Penny Opens at Kunsthalle Tübingen


TUEBINGEN.- Evan Penny’s sculptures portray human bodies in their true colors and down to the last hair, with all of their wrinkles and characteristic features. His figures, to which he skillfully applies layers of silicone and pigments and implants with real hair, have an extremely sensuous presence. And yet their artificiality is obvious. Alienation techniques such as compressions, stretching, distortions, or color errors cause them to be reminiscent of features of photography, television, or digital image editing. What evolves are anamorphic sculptures that grow out of two-dimensionality, three-dimensional portraits that come across as being flawed process-color prints, or even distorted sculptures that advance into the fourth dimension of time. When asked to describe his current working phase, which is being celebrated for the first time on such a large scale in the exhibition Evan Penny. Re Figured, in one sentence, the Canadian artist, born in