Hi was born in Slovenia in 1944, attended grammar school in Maribor and graduated Study of Chemistry in Ljubljana. He has been living and working in Murska Sobota since 1980.
The painter simplifies natural forms and changes them into colored planes in a manner that shows his constant search for the very best interactive proportions. Details as a whole are united and simplified in a mutual color denominator that creates order and clarity. Penn applies the same principles to his figurative and "pure" architectural motifs as he does to landscapes. Moderately abstract, or better said, leaning more toward the abstract, his recent paintings seem to be moving away from realistic images and are becoming more personalized in color. His orientation toward geometrical transformation and presentation of motifs in planes correspond the best and result in his ability to visualize the Pannonian architectural heritage with a sensitive expressiveness.
Dr. Cene Avguštin, art historian
Address: Adolf Pen, Slovenska 29,
SLO-9000 Murska Sobota;
Phone (Mobil) +386 41 716 535;