Tags: Artist of the week

Artist of the Week: 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: 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 of the Week: 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. [...]

Artist of the Week: Majella Dowdican

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Majella Dowdican. Majella Dowdican (b.1987) is an Irish artist based in London. Dowdican studied painting for four years in Ireland, but in recent years her practice has taken the form of sculpture and installation. Dowdican uses materials in a gestural way to explore their physicality; but they are also a [...]

Artist of the Week: Charlotte Ellinas

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Charlotte Ellinas. Charlotte Ellinas is a London based artist who is both an artist and events assistant for the PopUp Painting team. Charlotte works in a representational style, focusing predominantly on portraiture. The artist studied a foundation course at London Fine Art Studios and also holds a BA in [...]

Artist of the Week: Gustav Klimt

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]

Artist of the Week: Amrita Sher-Gil

PopUp Painting's Artist of the Week is Amrita Sher-Gil! Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian Painter sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo. She is considered one of the most important painters of 20th century India, and her legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of the Bengal Renaissance. Much of her work was influenced by a strong feeling [...]

Artist Of The Week: Vincent Van Gogh!

This week we are featuring Vincent Van Gogh as 'Artist of the Week'. Vincent Van Gogh is one of history's most iconic and celebrated artists. With masterpieces such as Starry Night and the Sunflowers, his work is among the most recognisable in popular culture. Vincent was born in Zundert, Holland, on 30 March 1853. Growing up [...]

Artist of Week: Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie (born 1934) is PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’. Rose Wylie is a British artist who creates paintings depicting her daily encounters created from a variety of sources, from art history, cinema, comic books and the natural world to news, verbal anecdotes, celebrity stories and sport. Wylie often paints through the filter of […]

Artist of the Week: Charlotte Farmer

PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is Charlotte Farmer. Charlotte Farmer is a London based illustrator. The artist graduated in 2006 with an MA in communication design from Central St Martins and has been working as freelance illustrator ever since, combining this with making screen prints at Spike Print Studio, Bristol. The artist makes bold, […]