Tags: contemporary painting

Artist of the Week: James Ventre

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and Manchester PopUp Painting team member James Ventre.  James Ventre graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2017 and since graduating has based himself and his practice in the city. Ventre’s practice centres around creating large scale abstract paintings. The artist is interested in the notion of [...]

Artist of the Week: Christian Hook

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Christian Hook. Christian Hook is a painter who was awarded Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award in 2014. As part of the prize for winning the competition the artist was commissioned to create a £10,000 portrait of actor Alan Cumming for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. [...]

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: 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 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 [...]