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PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ or should we say 'artist's of the week' are the art collective ‘The Royal Art Lodge’. ‘The Royal Art Lodge’ was a collective of artists, based in Winnipeg, Canada that created artworks between the period of 1996-2008. The collective consisted of the artists: Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, [...]
What is Op Art?
Artists have been intrigued by the nature of perception for centuries. In the 1950s this obsession blossomed into a movement. Op, or Optical, art typically employs abstract patterns composed with a stark contrast of foreground and background, often in black and white for maximum contrast, to produce effects that confuse and excite the eye. Op Art […]
Grevy’s Zebra – Andy Warhol!
PopUp Painting are no stranger to Pop Art! Especially artist Andy Warhol! Warhol was an American painter, film-maker and author. Born in Pittsburgh. Studied pictorial design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1945-9. He moved to New York in 1949 and worked as a commercial artist, being a forerunner in the art movement Pop […]
Artist of the week: Sigmar Polke
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). Sigmar Polke studied Fine Art at the Dusseldorf Art Academy alongside his long time friend and peer Gerhard Richter. Throughout his career which spanned five decades Polke was known to experiment with a wide variety of media, styles and subject matter. In the [...]
SoLo Craft Fair!
PopUp Painting events are led by qualified and practising artists, who are experienced in teaching, events and leisure. One of our artists, Rebecca Hunter was the first to join the team back in 2013 and has recently launched ‘SoLo Craft Fair’ which is about to hit the scene at Balham Bowls Club. ‘In 1969, we had the Summer of Love, […]
Artist of the Week: Hilma af Klint
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Swedish paint Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). Hilma af Klint is regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, her early 20th Century work pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich. af Klint studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Stockholm, initially focusing her work [...]
Partner Venue: Urban Meadow Hyde Park!
PopUp Painting has been partnered with Urban Meadow since May 2014. Read all about this great location, which can be found to the North of Hyde Park between Queensway and Notting Hill Gate! A lovely unpretentious restaurant and bar, knocking out a superb all day menu right opposite Hyde Park, near Bayswater. Their spacious patio area […]
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 [...]
National Look-alike Day!
Yes this does exist, April 20th to be precise! There are millions and millions of people in the world, and there are always going to be people who resemble us in some way or another. As far as finding them goes, that may be impossible. The population is too big. So our closest best bet […]