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Artist of the week: Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was an American painter and sculptor, who also worked in print, photography and performance art. Rauschenberg bridged the gaps between Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art. He was most well known for his 'Combines', in which Rauschenberg used non traditional materials and objects to [...]

Artist of the Week: Banksy!

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Banksy! Banksy is a 'Bristolian' artist, political activist, film director, and painter. The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering [...]

Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor and print maker who spent most of his adult life in France. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. His style [...]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton (b. 1965) is an American painter whose work is characterised by small scale portraits painted in a pale, luminous palette. She was born in Connecticut and studied her BA Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, where she still lives and works. The modest scale of Peyton’s paintings creates a sense [...]

Art Jargon: How to Describe an Artwork like a Pro!

Have you ever found yourself in front of an artwork and unable to find the words to describe it? Do not despair; we have compiled a list of words to help you on your way to critiquing any artwork! A good way to start is by focusing your description on line, contrast, tone, texture, scale, […]

Artist of the Week: Rebecca Hunter!

Rebecca Hunter is an artist working and living in London. The artist studied at Camberwell College of Art &Design and has her studio based in South London. Rebecca's paintings are a combination of reality and imagination, giving her work a surreal and dream-like quality. She paints places she’s been to, and works from sketches and photographs. [...]

Artist Of The Week: David Hockney

PopUp Painting’s artist of the week this week is the brilliant contemporary artist, David Hockney. David Hockney, born in Bradford, is an English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century. Hockney moved to Los Angeles in 1966. The influence of LA's vibrant colours and light is evident [...]

5 Irish Artists You Need to Know

For the weekend that’s in it PopUp Painting have picked five of our favourite Irish artists that we think you’ll agree are pretty wonderful! Elizabeth Magill Elizabeth Magill was born in 1959 in Ontario, Canada, of Irish descent, she grew up in Northern Ireland and studied at the Belfast College of Art before moving to […]

Artist of the Week: Wyland Tondelier

This week we're featuring Wyland Tondelier as our Artist Of The Week. Wyland, originally from France, joined the PopUp Painting team at the beginning of 2015. Wyland uses a range of mediums for his art - sketches, paintings, and even T-Shirt design! Wyland's T-Shirts are designed with scissors - take a look here! As you'll be able to [...]

#PressForProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

  Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress. A recent report from the World Economic Forum suggested that gender parity is over 200 years away – […]