October 2016

Artist of the Week: Chris Ofili

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Chris Ofili. Chris Ofili is an English painter (b. 1968) who came to prominence in the early 1990s with his vibrant layered paintings that combined rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter and collaged images. The artist’s early work was heavily influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georg Baselitz and [...]

Interviewing Miguel Galue!

PopUp Painting events are led by local artists who are experts not just in their trade, but in entertainment and organisational development. In addition, they are supported by a team with expertise in management, innovation and training. PopUp Painting’s team includes 14 artist, and today we have interviewed Miguel Galue.   1. Introduce yourself; Who […]

What is Art Deco?

Art Deco is an art movement involving a mix of modern decorative art styles, largely of the 1920s and 1930s, whose main characteristics were inspired by various avant-garde painting styles of the early twentieth century. With the rise in status of decorative artists, who in the 19th century had been considered simply as artisans. The term […]

Artist of the WeeK: OsGemeos

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’, or rather, ’artist’s of the week’ are duo ‘OsGemeos’. OsGemeos are Brazilian street artist duo Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. The artists are identical twin brothers. Osgemoes, meaning ‘The Twins’ in Portuguese, began their careers in the late 1980’s when hip-hop culture exploded in South America. The artists are best [...]

Artist of the Week: Tomma Abts

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Tomma Abts (b. 1967) Tom Abts is a German artist whose work takes the form of complex, layered, abstract paintings. Abts begins her paintings with no preconceived idea of their composition, the only certainties are the parameters the artist sets for herself, namely the size of the support [...]

LONDON -A Sense of Place!

The Royal Watercolour Society has currently opened their Autumn show. Showcasing work themed around London.   London has been the home of the Royal Watercolour Society since its foundation in 1804.  Originally exhibiting in Pall Mall, then moving to Conduit Street in Mayfair (1938) before finally relocating to Bankside (1980), the Society has engaged with […]

REALLY GOOD FOURTH PLINTH!

If you have been roaming central London lately then it would be pretty hard to miss the The 11th Fourth Plinth artwork that has been unveiled in London’s Trafalgar Square by mayor Sadiq Khan.     Brighton based artist David Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’ is a 7m-high elongated thumbs-up, described as the ‘tallest and most positive yet.’ It is […]

Artist of the Week: Martin Creed

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Martin Creed. Martine Creed is a British sculptor, installation and conceptual artist. Creed is known for his minimal and humorous approach to making work. The artist plays with definitions of art, pushing the limits of how and what we view as art. Creed uses banal, everyday objects to [...]