Artist of the week

Artist Spotlight: Kara Walker

PopUp Painting’s  'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]

Artist Spotlight: Paul Cézanne

Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings.   The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences [...]

Artist Spotlight: Katsushika Hokusai

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and printmaker from (now called Tokyo), Japan. During his life, Hokusai produced tens of thousands of prints, paintings, and illustrations. Hokusai's images were usually took inspiration from the Japanese countryside, its people and legends. Hokusai had a long career, [...]

Artist Spotlight: James Ventre

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and Manchester PopUp Painting team member James Ventre.  James Ventre graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2017 and since graduating has based himself and his practice in the city. Ventre’s practice centres around creating large scale abstract paintings. The artist is interested in the notion of [...]

Artist Spotlight: Andre Derain

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Andre Derain. Andre Derain (1880-1954) was a French painter, printmaker and sculptor famed as one of the creators of Fauvism and one of the first to ‘discover’ primitive art. Derain and his contemporary Henre Matisse became known for their vivid paintings, characterised by bold brush strokes and the [...]

Artist Spotlight: Rob Conway

  PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Birmingham PopUp Painting team member Rob Conway. Rob Conway is a Birmingham based illustrator, artist-educator and member of the land art collective 'Landmark'. Conway’s illustrative work is characterised by bold pencil lines coupled with areas of loose and viscous colour. The artist’s vibrant illustrations have appeared in [...]

Artist Spotlight: Anna Tveritinova

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is team member Anna Tveritinova. Anna Tveritinova is a mixed media artist who lives and works in London. Anna studied drawing at the ‘Royal Drawing School’, a Foundation Diploma at ‘City & Guilds London Art School’ and has received awards from both of these prestigious institutions. Tveritinova’s practice takes [...]

Artist Spotlight: Andy Warhol

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (originally known as Andy Warhola) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the ‘Pop Art’ movement. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and consumer cu lture. Warhol used many types of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk [...]

Artist Spotlight: Daniella Sunflower

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Daniella Sunflower. Daniella Sunflower is an artist based in Corona, California, USA. The artist specialises in acrylic painting, using bold lines and bright colours to create her work. The use of bold colours gives a graphic feel to Daniella’s paintings, which often echoes the style of Pop Art. [...]

Artist Spotlight: David Hockney

PopUp Painting’s artist of the week this week is the brilliant contemporary artist, David Hockney. David Hockney, born in Bradford, is an English painter, printmaker, photographer and stage designer. Perhaps the most popular and versatile British artist of the 20th century. Hockney moved to Los Angeles in 1966. The influence of LA's vibrant colours and light is evident [...]