Artist of the week

Artist of the Week: Jasper Johns

This week PopUp Painting is featuring American painter, sculptor and printmaker, Jasper Johns as Artist of the Week. Jasper Johns was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930 and raised in Adelade, South Carolina. Johns has enjoyed a central position in American art ever since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1958. He is [...]

Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.   Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its [...]

Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Kennedy

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, working with acrylics, oils and watercolours. Kennedy’s paintings are figurative works, which [...]

Artist Spotlight: Sue Guthrie

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Sue Guthrie. Sue Guthrie is an artist based in Birmingham. Guthrie works across a range of media but specialises her practice on creating Fine Arts pieces for commercial interiors. The artist has created original artworks for a range of clients including BMW, [...]

Artist of the Week: Mona Hatoum

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Mona Hatoum. Hatoum is an artist born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, who now works and lives between Berlin and London. Hatoum works in a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. The artist creates her work in a style that references [...]

Artist of the week: Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was an American painter and sculptor, who also worked in print, photography and performance art. Rauschenberg bridged the gaps between Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art. He was most well known for his 'Combines', in which Rauschenberg used non traditional materials and objects to [...]

Artist Spotlight: Banksy!

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Banksy! Banksy is a 'Bristolian' artist, political activist, film director, and painter. The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering [...]

Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor and print maker who spent most of his adult life in France. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. His style [...]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton (b. 1965) is an American painter whose work is characterised by small scale portraits painted in a pale, luminous palette. She was born in Connecticut and studied her BA Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts, NYC, where she still lives and works. The modest scale of Peyton’s paintings creates a sense [...]

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Hunter!

Rebecca Hunter is an artist working and living in London. The artist studied at Camberwell College of Art &Design and has her studio based in South London. Rebecca's paintings are a combination of reality and imagination, giving her work a surreal and dream-like quality. She paints places she’s been to, and works from sketches and photographs. [...]