Tags: Artist of the week

Artist of the Week: Blek le Rat

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blek le Rat. Blek le Rat (b.1952) is a French graffiti artist who has been described as the ‘father of stencil graffiti’. Blek began his street art career in the early 80’s, stencilling images of rats on to the walls of the Parisian streets. The artist used the [...]

Artist of the Week: Cai Guo-Qiang

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957) is a Chinese conceptual artist whose works crosses over multiple mediums including drawing, video, installation and performance art. Cai Guo-Qiang trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, but later made a move towards contemporary art. It may come as no [...]

Artist of the Week: Guerrilla Girls

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist or rather artists of the week’ are ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to exposing and fighting sexism, racism and corruption in the art world. Much of the groups work takes the form of billboards, stickers, posters, street projects and books that act as propaganda […]

Artist of the Week: Gerhard Richter

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Gerhard Richter. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is a German painter who creates both abstract and realist paintings. Early in Richter’s career the artist created large format photorealistic paintings, many of which were painted in greyscale tones to mimic black and white photographs. Richter borrowed much of his [...]

Artist of the Week: Charlie Kirkham

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and PopUp Painting team member Charlie Kirkam. Charlie Kirkham works in a variety of medium including watercolours, oils, pencil, ink, collage, digital imaging and ceramics. The artist trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and the Heatherley School of Fine Art (2015). Kirkham often explores [...]

Artist of the Week: Chris Ofili

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Chris Ofili. Chris Ofili is an English painter (b. 1968) who came to prominence in the early 1990s with his vibrant layered paintings that combined rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter and collaged images. The artist’s early work was heavily influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georg Baselitz and [...]

Artist of the WeeK: OsGemeos

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’, or rather, ’artist’s of the week’ are duo ‘OsGemeos’. OsGemeos are Brazilian street artist duo Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. The artists are identical twin brothers. Osgemoes, meaning ‘The Twins’ in Portuguese, began their careers in the late 1980’s when hip-hop culture exploded in South America. The artists are best [...]

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: Martin Creed

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Martin Creed. Martine Creed is a British sculptor, installation and conceptual artist. Creed is known for his minimal and humorous approach to making work. The artist plays with definitions of art, pushing the limits of how and what we view as art. Creed uses banal, everyday objects to [...]

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 [...]