Artist of the week

Artist of the Week: Cornelia Parker

PopUp Painting’s ‘artistoftheweek’ is Cornelia Parker. Cornelia Parker is an English sculptor and installation artist, who transforms the most banal of objects into extraordinary works of art. The artist is known for her ambitious large scale works, that often span the scale of galleries and museums, however Parker also creates small scale works that are just as [...]

Artist of the Week: The Royal Art Lodge

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 […]