FAMAG 2010.52

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Penna, Ian (born 1976): Frozen quarry, signed and dated 2008, photograph, artist's breath, paint and ice (number 1 of an edition of 5), 30.5 x 50.2.

About the Artist

Ian Penna was born in Cornwall and originally trained as a flooring specialist. After working on prestigious flooring jobs in London and Norwich he returned to Cornwall in 2004 to study Fine Art at University College Falmouth. He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and has undertaken commissions for Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and Falmouth Art Gallery. In 2007 he won the Midas award for Sculpture and in 2008 he was awarded the 'RBS Bursary Award' by the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He creates art that is playful, experimental, inventive and not inhibited by any formal language.