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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 [...]

Ask a Stupid Question Day!

Ask a Stupid Question Day Originally an unofficial American holiday, the date coincides with the last day of school in September. The day encourages students to ask more questions in classrooms. OK! Lets roll with it. Do you ever think to yourself. Am I a Painter? Can I paint? Do I know how to hold […]

Artist of the Week: Cecily Brown

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist Cecily Brown. Cecily Brown (b. 1969) is a British painter whose work juxtaposes abstraction and figuration. The artist is broadly inspired by the history of painting, taking influence from painters from the canon of art such as Goya, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and Rubens. Cecily Brown [...]

Interview with Co-Founder Gareth Shelton!

Been to a PopUp Painting event?  Then you will likely have seen Co-Founder Gareth. Together with Phyllissa, Gareth has built up PopUp Painting for over 3 years. Whilst not an artist himself he has continued to bring his infectious perky and friendly personality to each event. As Gareth enters a new stage in his life, furthering his studies at the London [...]

Artist of the Week: Karine Gullino

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member Karine Gullino. Karine Gullino is a French artist based in London. The artist works across a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, painting and photography. Materiality is an important aspect of the artist’s work, allowing materials to respond to each individual artwork. The artist [...]

Clapham Common Cat Takeover!

If you are a regular commuter to Clapham Common tube station then you will know by now how many cats are now residents there. 68 to be precise! But do not fear all you sorry lot with Ailurophobia. and please for those who adore the fur balls, (like me!) stay calm. Unfortunately you can’t pick […]

Artist of the Week: Keith Haring

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Keith Haring. Keith Haring (b. 1958) is an American artist and social activist, whose work responded to New York City street culture. The artist was known for his bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures that carried strong messages of life and unity. Haring’s career started out by [...]

HOK Gallery Night at Humanscale!

PopUp Painting events are led by local artists who are experts not just in their trade, but in entertainment and organisational development. Miguel Galue one of the artist on the PopUp Painting team, has been busy raising funds for the Sachibondu Healthcare Clinic.   Miguel was contacted by the in-house Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team after […]

Artist of the Week: Rana Bagum

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Rana Bagum. Rana Bagum is a Bangladeshi-British sculptor who works across a variety of media. The artist is heavily influenced by minimalism and constructivism, and thus much of her work is focused on the formal elements of the materials she uses. Bagum’s abstract sculptures and reliefs capture a [...]