Penny was educated at Chelsea College of Art Design and Central Saint Martins and upon graduating, quickly established himself within the stencil art scene in London. He has received critical acclaim for his highly technical, intricately detailed hand-cut stencils which he brings to life with the application of an idiosyncratic colour palette. In 2011 alone Penny has had sell out shows in London, Amsterdam and Berlin and will be exhibiting accross the States in the coming year. Penny regards the complex, lengthy process of stencil cutting as important as the final piece and his methodology greatly informs his work. Other themes include the juxtaposition of the industrial with the organic, playing with scale, the subtle subversion of reality and the creation of narrative within the inanimate. All these notions translate equally well to canvas or street, and with every street piece, further considerations are given to the context and environment. The interaction with the environment and substrates are an important part of Penny's work.
This week's 'On the Street' is dedicated on more figurative works, that tackle the poetic, metaphorical and quite literal meaning of rising and falling in different nuance. Spaniard Borondo leads off with his newest wall of a man, fallen / hung in an upside down position.
Other notable pieces come from Xabier in Villabona, Jetsonorama in Perth, Seth Globepainter and Kislow in Kiev, Sam3 in Villa Real, Fintan Magee in Sydney, Hyuro in Perth, Banksy -Cheltenham and Bristol and Escif in Valencia.