Artist of the week

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 [...]

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 [...]

Artist of the Week: Majella Dowdican

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Majella Dowdican. Majella Dowdican (b.1987) is an Irish artist based in London. Dowdican studied painting for four years in Ireland, but in recent years her practice has taken the form of sculpture and installation. Dowdican uses materials in a gestural way to explore their physicality; but they are also a [...]

Artist of the Week: Charlotte Ellinas

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Charlotte Ellinas. Charlotte Ellinas is a London based artist who is both an artist and events assistant for the PopUp Painting team. Charlotte works in a representational style, focusing predominantly on portraiture. The artist studied a foundation course at London Fine Art Studios and also holds a BA in [...]

Artist of the Week: Annie Dalton

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp painting team member Annie Dalton. Annie Dalton is an illustrator, painter artist based in North London. Annie employs traditional techniques using a combination of pencil, watercolour and inks in her work. The artist's personal illustrations predominantly depict imagery of animals interpreted with a healthy dose of subversive [...]

Artist of the Week: Gustav Klimt

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]