Lon Pennock studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris. In 1969 he received two art prizes and since then has been active throughout Europe at exhibitions and various art fairs, ia. ‘Art Frankfurt’. Pennock’s sculptures, usually made of steel or bronze, seem, despite their statics, as if they could move at any moment. The precision of the arrangement and the at the same time geometric playfulness leave room for own interpretations. He is particularly proficient in the language of the material. This is how subtle development creates impressive sculptures.
Pennock’s sculptures, usually made of steel or bronze, seem, despite their static nature, as if they could move at any moment. The precision of the arrangements, and at the same time their geometric playfulness, leave room for the viewers’ own interpretations. He is particularly proficient in the language of the material and, with practically nothing, comments with great subtlety about the nature of things. In particular, his small-scale sculptures and collages are witness to the great freedom and virtuosity that Lon Pennock has achieved. He no longer has to master the world with his monumental symbols as he already achieved this in his early work. Lon Pennock eliminates everything that is superfluous in his work. The essentials, poetic and simple – these are the values that characterise both Lon Pennock’s small and large sculptures. With him there is no distraction, no ‘too much’.