Tags: Artist of the week

Artist of the Week: Keith Haring

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Keith Haring. Keith Haring (b. 1958) is an American artist and social activist, whose work responded to New York City street culture. The artist was known for his bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures that carried strong messages of life and unity. Haring’s career started out by [...]

Artist of the Week: Charles Pachter

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Canadian artist Charles Pachter. Charles Pachter (b. 1942) works in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. The artist works in a graphic, bold style that echoes Pop Art. The artists uses popular icons as subject matter for his work. Much of the imaginary used [...]

Artist of the Week: Malika Favre

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Malika Favre. Malika Favre is a French artist based in London. The artist creates figurative works that employ the use of bold colours, in a stylised graphic manner. Favre’s works often play with positive and negative space, where the works become momentarily optically confusing in a similar fashion [...]

Artist of the Week: Jenny Leonard

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member Jenny Leonard. Jenny Leonard is a London based artist who studied BA Fine Art Norwich University College of the Arts. The artist works across a variety of media, but specialises in painting, murals and public art projects. Leonard is particularly involved in community and [...]

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: David Shrigley

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist David Shrigley. (b. 1968) David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and ‘tongue and cheek’ works that pass comment on everyday situations and human interactions. His satirical drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and amateur in their appearance. While [...]

Artist of the week: Roy Lichtenstein

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) is an American Pop artist from New York. Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, among others, he became a leading [...]

Artist of the Week: Blu

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]
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Artist of the Week: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is the French painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Renoir was a key figure in the Impressionist movement. The Impressionists were characterised by their use of thick brushstrokes, saturated colours and vibrant depiction of light. This group of artists wanted to convey the atmosphere of their subject matter rather than merely copying [...]

Artist of the Week: Grayson Perry

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of the most important British contemporary artists, whose socially engaged practice spans ceramics, printmaking, film, performance, drawing and embroidery. The artist is predominantly known for his ceramic artworks. The ceramic works often take the form of classical vases, which the [...]