"Iron, in its sensitive and deformable nature, exponentially reflects any mark to which it is subjected, just like the human soul, violable but indestructible".
Deformation process, as well as a workhorse that distinguishes each work, is entirely manual and is based on the use of the Oxygen-Acetilenic blowtorch and grinders to give iron the identity of other materials like paper or fabrics, reproducing in this way banknotes, magazine covers, comic book pages or many other objects, even such as car parts. In this way, new shapes surround characters and contemporary icons painted by the artist, reproducing and mixing the chaotic and decandent scenery of Underground Culture and the brightness of luxury.
Pennyboy’s wall-sculpure immediately attracts the attention of collectors and experts of Art, both in Italy and abroad, leading the artist to several exhibitions and collaborations with important Art Galleries, merchants and Art Magazines. In 2019 Pennyboy exhibited in Rome, first at “Arte Da Leone- 30th anniversary of the death of Sergio Leone and than at the "Macro Museum" of Rome.
In 2020 he starts collaborating with PlusArtePlus Gallery- Patrizia Anastasi Gallery in Rome. In July 2021 his artworks and interview are published in the Londoner “Sir.K Magazine” and in Mondadori "Artisti 2021 - Annuario internazionale D'arte Contemporanea". During the years his works have been presented and sold several times on the TV channel ArteOraTv beside works of Italian masters like Mario Schifano, Franco Angeli, Tano Festa and Renato Mambor.
Gallerist Massimo Maltese with Pennyboy's Artworks in Miami, 2022
In the same year he has exhibited at Minturno Castle, at ArtePadova, at RomeArtWeek.
Between 2021 and 2022, Pennyboy’s artworks began to had a great success, and were requested by eight prestigiuous gallerys in Italy and USA in only 8 months:
Naif Gallery - Miami
Restelli ArtCo. - Rome
PlusArtePuls - Patrizia Anastasi Arte - Rome
Casati Arte Contemporanea - Monza
Galleria San Barnaba - Milan
Galleria CaputoColossi - Brescia
Daffy D'Art - Lago di Garda
Art Events Mazzoleni - Bergamo - Venice
Galleria Duomo - Padua
From April to June 2022 he exhibited at VeniceArt 22' in Venezia and in Miami, first at CriptoWorldCon22, than on the SeaFair Yatch.
In May his artworks were shown at Miami Doral Museum.
Pennyboy (Emanuele Pennazza) is an italian artist. Over the years he began to frequent the underground Rome art scene, as well as studios and workshops of painters and masters. In 2013 he met and established a friendship with the Master Gianpaolo Berto, who made him discover the avant-garde currents of his time, especially those of Italian and American Pop Art. Strongly inspired by the British youth subcultures of the 70's - both musical and cultural - and by the provocative style of fashion designers of the time such as Vivienne Westwood, Pennyboy finds his own artistic style between the influences of English Punk and overseas Street Art. Versatile and multifaceted artist, always looking for the pure visual impact, he began to experiment in his works different elements and mediums such as glues, resins and metals.The continuous research and experimentation and the strong attraction towards industrial materials, led the artist to execute his works on iron sheets, through a new and unique style - "Iron Pop".