Running through David Penny’s practice is an interest in creating interpretative space between objects and their images. He completed a practice-based PhD. Pictures of Things and Things that are Pictures examined uncertainties of the material status of the photographic image through the production of a body of object based photographic work.
David thinks of photographic as an approach to create something new rather than functioning as documentation. His image making practice is considered through a sculptural framework, often leading to a spatial installation when he is making in the studio and when work is shown in a gallery context.
David Penny is based in Manchester. His work has been exhibited at Open Eye Gallery and METAL in Liverpool and ShanghART in Shanghai. He has most recently undertaken an artist residency at Hospitalfield in Arbraoth and is currently working with the Dovecot Tapestry studio in Edinburgh on a long-term project working towards a solo show for 2018.