Introducing Shop Przekop: new online shop with Penelope Przekop’s works
Yareah featured the work of artist Penelope Przekop in our March 2012 edition. Penelope has been quite busy, completing nearly 60 new works since that time. She began painting in 2008. Her work has been shown in New York City, Europe, and Central America. Her art has also been acquired by two Italian museums. Penelope’s art is primarily figurative expressionism created with a blend of acrylic, pastel, and ink on canvas. Her fingers are her primary tools; she rarely uses brushes. Her work is often visually influenced by fashion photography and by her memories of growing up immersed in the interior design industry.
Penelope works with New York City gallery Monkdogz Urban Art. Marina Hadley, Owner, says of Penelope’s work, “We’ve never seen an artist develop as quickly and wonderfully as Penelope. It speaks volumes to her talent and hard work.”
We caught up with Penelope who has just initiated www.shopprzekop.com, an on-line merch booth that features prints and products highlighting her work. Of the new initiative, Penelope said, “While I’m highly interested in expanding my gallery presence and reach in that market, I want to develop avenues to share my work with an expanding audience. Ultimately, an artist’s work speaks for itself. Why should it only speak to those who hang out in galleries? I don’t think Bill Gates would forego buying an original Van Gogh just because there are Van Gogh prints, messenger bags, or cell cases available on line or at Macy’s. There seem to be some false dichotomies in the art world. My goal is break through those barriers, continue to grow as an artist, and share my work as widely as possible.”
Przekop sets high goals for herself. She spent the first half of her adult life writing fiction; she is a published novelist, and has written five books. Her creativity and drive seem to be boundless. She is no ordinary artist. We think she is a star.
Check out www.shopprzekop.com. Penelope’s original art can be viewed and purchased at www.penelopeprzekop.com. She’s represented by Monkdogz Urban Art (NYC), Galeria Pleyades (Central America) and Spazio-Tempo Arte (Italy). Shop Przekop can be found also on Facebook.