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Artist of the week: Horace Pippin

PopUp Painting's 'Artist of the Week' is Horace Pippin. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American painter who worked in a naive style. The injustice of slavery and American segregation feature prominently in many of his works. The artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen, New York. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during [...]

Artist of the Week: Barbora Brezakova

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Barbora Brezakova. Barbora was born in Slovakia and is a graduate of Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL. Brezakova practice centres around painting and drawing.  One of artists main concerns is the intensity of  life experience and the investigation of its nature through the [...]

Artist of the Week: Ibrahim el-Salahi

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Sudanese artist Ibrahim el-Salahi. Born in Sudan in the 30's Ibrahim el-Salahi is considered a pioneer in Sudanese art and was a member of the "Khartoum School" (an international school in Sudan). He began studying art in the 50's in Sudan and subsequently moved to London to continue his education at [...]

Artist of the Week: Lisa O’Donnell

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp team member Lisa O’Donnell. Lisa O'Donnell is an Irish artist based in London. She studied her MA Fine Art at Central St.Martins and has a studio in North East London. O'Donnell's practice predominantly takes the from of painting however she sometimes makes work in other media including [...]

Artist of the Week: Agnes Martin

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Agnes Martin. Martin is most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. The artist chose spiritual inspiration over intellectual inspiration to create her [...]

Artist of the Week: Monet

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Claude Monet was one of the founders of the 'Impressionist' movement. He, and his fellow Impressionist artists were focused on capturing movement, changing light and colour in their paintings, and were less concerned with realism. His thin lines of colour were what [...]

5 things I Learned at Art School

1. Anyone can make art: Art isn’t about being talented, everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) can make art, be it painting, drawing, sculpture etc., it just takes practice. In art school the people who achieved most weren’t the people with the most talent, they were the ones who stuck at it and put in the […]

Who will make the Turner Prize shortlist 2015?

The annual Turner prize is viewed as one of the most important and distinguished art prizes in the UK, it showcases what is thought to be some of the most important and innovative contemporary artists (under the age of 50) working in Britain. As the April 13th deadline for the public to nominate an artist […]