(born 1953 Elim, South Africa)
Penny graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada in 1978. His sculptural practice explores the human body and his works are well known for the hyper-accuracy of their epidermal perfection. By stretching, altering or otherwise manipulating the proportions of his subjects, Penny produces distortion-like effects that are more familiar to us with from fields of photography, television and digital imaging. His human bodies resemble objects that have been photo-shopped. His deformed body sculptures deceive the eye and thus alert us to changes in perception brought about by the world of digital media.
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