(b 1976. Lives and works in Auckland)
Richard Penn is an artist and self-taught animator whose work examines the intersection of scientific and artistic vision, using scale and detail as metaphoric devices. Working across various media, including painting, drawing, sculpture and animation, Penn explores the relationship between visual and conceptual abstraction.
In relation to unquantifiable elements in our universe, Penn writes that: “…science, for me, is filled with great excitement on the one hand and great sadness on the other in that so much of our reality is beyond our actual experience of it. These unknowable landscapes and strange physics are the impetus for new paintings, sculptures and drawings.”