2016

10 Creative New Year Resolutions!

If there ever was a time where people can reflect on things and resolve to better themselves in some way, then each January would be the time to do it. Thankfully 2016 is almost over and 2017 is just around the corner and PopUp Painting have events booked through to February. So if you have been […]

Artist of the Week: Blek le Rat

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blek le Rat. Blek le Rat (b.1952) is a French graffiti artist who has been described as the ‘father of stencil graffiti’. Blek began his street art career in the early 80’s, stencilling images of rats on to the walls of the Parisian streets. The artist used the [...]

Merry Christmas from PopUp Painting!

We had such a holly jolly time this December! PopUp Painting have been busy elves leading up to Christmas we launched our new Snowy Starry Night in Bayswater and Chelsea! Plus Christmas Banksy and Paint Christmas in Trafalgar Square. And if you popped along to any of those events you would’ve heard our festive themed […]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Kennedy

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. You're most likely to find her running our events in West London! Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who artist graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, [...]

SoLo Craft Fair Spends 5 minutes with Gareth!

SoLo Craft Fair runs craft markets with a difference. Popping up in various venues in South London, every event is unique boasting different stall holders, musicians and workshops. Recently they interviewed Gareth, Co Founder of PopUp Painting. You can read all about the interview below. Social Painting is the biggest craze to hit cities all […]

Artist of the Week: Cai Guo-Qiang

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957) is a Chinese conceptual artist whose works crosses over multiple mediums including drawing, video, installation and performance art. Cai Guo-Qiang trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, but later made a move towards contemporary art. It may come as no [...]

Partner Venue: Horniman at Hays!

PopUp Painting are partnered with Horniman at Hays. Read all about this great location, which can be found in London Bridge!   The Horniman at Hays is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson’s collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere. The area, along the south bank of the […]

Artist of the Week: Guerrilla Girls

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist or rather artists of the week’ are ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to exposing and fighting sexism, racism and corruption in the art world. Much of the groups work takes the form of billboards, stickers, posters, street projects and books that act as propaganda […]

POPUP PAINTING AND THE TURNER PRIZE 2016!

‘It’s amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw’. Damien Hirst’s acceptance speech in 1995   YEP! It’s that time of the year again, when we all sit around wondering about the Turner Prize. This year’s Turner Prize is awarded on 5 December 2016 and an announcement broadcast […]

Artist of the Week: Gerhard Richter

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Gerhard Richter. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is a German painter who creates both abstract and realist paintings. Early in Richter’s career the artist created large format photorealistic paintings, many of which were painted in greyscale tones to mimic black and white photographs. Richter borrowed much of his [...]