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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 [...]

Help Kieran raise money for King’s College Hospital

PopUp Painting team member and artist Kieran Loftus is completing a year-long challenge to raise funds for King’s College Hospital. Kieran suffers from an auto-immune disease of the bile ducts which affects his liver and blood stream, causing fatigue, jaundice and general ill health. It will eventually result in him needing a liver transplant. When his […]

Artist of the Week: Yayoi Kusuma

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma, born in Matsumoto City, Japan, first studied painting in Kyoto in 1929. Soon after, frustrated by the lack of diversity of Japanese art, the artist moved to New York City and by the mid 60’s had become one of the most [...]

Artist of the Week: Quin Sweetman

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Quin Sweetman. Quin Sweetman is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. Sweetman uses predominantly drawing, photography and paint to create her figurative works. The artist aims to create a sense of energy in her work; her colourful palette and energetic brushstrokes certainly evoke a sense of vibrancy. The [...]

Artist of the Week: Leonora Carrington

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was an English-born Surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington established a distinctive take on Surrealism, working alongside other key members [...]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]