Tags: abstraction

Artist of the Week: Kazmir Malevich

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kazmir Malevich. Kazmir Malevich (1878 – 1935) was a Russian painter, founder of the Suprematist movement and a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The artist studied at the ‘Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture’. Malevich lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in the twentieth [...]

Artist of the Week: Tomma Abts

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Tomma Abts (b. 1967) Tom Abts is a German artist whose work takes the form of complex, layered, abstract paintings. Abts begins her paintings with no preconceived idea of their composition, the only certainties are the parameters the artist sets for herself, namely the size of the support [...]

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 [...]

Artist of theWeek: Hurvin Anderson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Hurvin Anderson. Hurvin Anderson (b. 1965) is a Birmingham-born painter, whose work straddles figuration and abstraction. The artist studied at the Royal College of Art. Much of Anderson’s work evokes sensations of being caught between one place and another, drawn from the artist’s personal experience of [...]

Artist of the Week: Georg Baselitz

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Georg Baselitz. Georg Baselitz (b. 1938) is a German painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. Baselitz is one of Germany’s most celebrated artists, with a career spanning over fifty years. The artist’s work has been categorised under the genre of Neo-Expressionism. Georg Baselitz’s early career was focused on painting. The [...]

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 [...]