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Artist of the Week: David Shrigley

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist David Shrigley. (b. 1968) David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and ‘tongue and cheek’ works that pass comment on everyday situations and human interactions. His satirical drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and amateur in their appearance. While [...]

Artist of the week: Roy Lichtenstein

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) is an American Pop artist from New York. Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, among others, he became a leading [...]

Artist of the Week: Barbara Veena Scialó

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Barbara Veena Scialó. Barbara Veena Scialó was born in Austria, but lives and works in London. The artist works predominantly in painting and textiles. Much of the artist’s work depicts scenes inspired by nature. The artist herself notes: ‘My work is a [...]

Artist Spotlight: Blu

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]

Artist of the Week: Sonia Delauney

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Sonia Delauney. Sonia Delauney is a Ukrainian born painter and designer, who spent most of her life living and working in Paris. The artist was known for being one of the founding members of the ‘Orphism’ movement, a movement that used strong, bold colours and geometric shapes. Sonia [...]

Artist of the week: Fiona Rae

  PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Fiona Rae. Fiona Rae is a contemporary abstract painter, who was one of the members of the ‘YBAs’ or ‘Young British Artists’ who were prominent in the art world during the 1990’s. The artist first rose to fame when she was included in ‘Freeze’, an […]

Artist of the week: Chuck Close

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is American artist Chuck Close. Chuck Close (b. 1940) is known for his large-scale, photorealistic portrait paintings. His practice also extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking, photography, and, most recently, tapestries based on Polaroids. Since the 60’s Close has painted in the style of photorealism, where the artist was [...]

International Women’s Day 2016: Pledge for Parity

Tuesday March 8th is ‘International Women’s Day’ and the theme for the 2016 campaign is ‘Pledge for Parity’. Women’s day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, however this year we are also encouraged to address the fact that gender inequality is still prevalent. Within the Fine Art, gender [...]
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Artist of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Renoir was a key figure in the Impressionist movement. The Impressionists were characterised by their use of thick brushstrokes, saturated colours and vibrant depiction of light. This group of artists wanted to convey the atmosphere of their subject matter rather than merely copying [...]

Artist of the Week: Grayson Perry

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of the most important British contemporary artists, whose socially engaged practice spans ceramics, printmaking, film, performance, drawing and embroidery. The artist is predominantly known for his ceramic artworks. The ceramic works often take the form of classical vases, which the [...]