Tags: British art

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: Quentin Blake

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Quentin Blake. Quentin Blake is a British illustrator who was born in the suburbs of London in 1932. The artist is best known for his illustrations of Roald Dahl’s books.  Blake started his career at Cambridge, studying a diploma in English, but soon became more interested in the illustrations [...]

Artist of the Week: Una

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Una. Una is an artist, academic and comic book creator based in Yorkshire. The artist creates graphic narratives that explore subjects that range from disability, psychosis, political activism and violence against women. Much of Una’s work has been self-published, however in 2015 Myriad published her first graphic novel [...]

Artist of the Week: George Shaw

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is George Shaw. George Shaw (b.1966) is a British painter who creates works that capture everyday scenes from suburban and urban Britain. The artist started his career in the 1970’s, receiving a BA from Sheffield Polytechnic and his MA from the Royal College of Art. Early on in his [...]

Artist of the Week: Damien Hirst

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst (b.1965) is an English contemporary artist and member of the ‘Young British Artist’s’ who dominated the art world in the 1990s. The artist is reportedly the United Kingdom's richest living artist, with his wealth valued at £215m in the 2010. Damien Hirst’s career started [...]

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: 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 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: Cornelia Parker

PopUp Painting’s ‘artistoftheweek’ is Cornelia Parker. Cornelia Parker is an English sculptor and installation artist, who transforms the most banal of objects into extraordinary works of art. The artist is known for her ambitious large scale works, that often span the scale of galleries and museums, however Parker also creates small scale works that are just as [...]

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 [...]