London based artist Tommy Penton is best known for his strong fluid line work. Vibrant graphic scenes eschew reality by playfully manipulating the perspective. Working in pencil, pen, acrylic and enamel paint. Projects range from a series of six by two metre large canvas paintings for corporate clients to his graphic novel Tate to Tate, published by Random House, which depicts 'An illustrated walk along the South Bank' in his fresh and humorous style.
Past work includes album covers, posters and international advertising campaigns within the music industry for artists including Babyshambles, Röyksopp, Mercury Rev, New Order and Underworld among others.
At the end of 2012 he spent six months in New York City researching work for a graphic novel and other commissions due for publication in 2015.
2011 The Apart London Summer Show.
55-57 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JX
2011 Battersea Arts — Works with Henrietta Cartwright, London SW11
2010 ‘Below the Surface’ An Urban Art exhibition.
Group show at Victorian Vault, Rivington House, London EC2
2010 Solo Show
Tommy Penton Sketches Frank West at the MoMA
Project Space, 65 Alfred RD, London W2
2010 Apart's International Group Show. 10 Years of the Apart Gallery
133-137 Westbourne Grove London.
2010–9 Cancer Research UK Sound and Vision Event at Abbey Road Studios.
Exhibition and Silent Auction of music memorabilia. contributors including David Bailey, Julian Opie, Jamie Hewlett among others.
2008 Nokia Yamake Art Project, London W11— 48 artists present their interpretations of the Nokia 'Yamake' character in an Apart curated show.
2008 Menier Gallery SE1 – Tate to Tate. Recent works including
a 30ft gicleé print showing a visual walk along London's South Bank.
www.tatetotate.net to view work and Limited edition hand-bound book.
2007 Gibson Guitar Town London — 30 10ft high guitar sculptures will be displayed at the Mayor of London City Hall office, London SE1. From June 1st 2007 for twelve weeks. With a charity auction connected with The Prince’s Trust, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust.
2007 Open Studios at Great Western Studios. With over 70 artists.
2007 The art book at the Serpentine. A celebration of original art and binding for the Society of book-binders. Exhibition held in York.
2006–8 Cancer Research UK Sound and Vision at Abbey Road Studios.
Exhibition and Silent Auction of music memorabilia.
02/2005 MC, San Francisco — solo print exhibition.
09/2004 Apart Gallery, London — Inspiration.
04.2004 AKA, Covent Garden, London — Probe. Large canvas work.
08/2003 Woollahra, Paddington, Sydney — Brett Ballard Gallery
06/2003 SYDNEY -FirstDraft
Photography and illustration.
03/2001 AKA, Covent Garden, London
Chevrons. Large Artworks .
06/2000 No U-turn Warehouse Exhibition, London.