Today we share with you the surreal sculptures of Canadian-based artist Evan Penny!

Evan Penny and Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be #1, Variation of 4, 2010 © Evan Penny 2012

Originally born in South Africa, Evan Penny has become an icon for his disturbing and realistic larger than life-sized portraits.  These figures, made of silicon, pigment, hair and aluminum are often created in unflattering poses or expressions, and the fact that they are three-dimensional sculptures versus paintings takes this discomfort to the next level.  He also creates portraits that are stretched or blurred, like a still-photograph, or a three-dimensional representation of a photo-shopped image. Penny had a retrospective at the AGO in Toronto, Ontario in 2011 (check date), an impressive feat for a living artist!