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Artist of the Week: Olek

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is street artist Olek. Olek is a Polish born, New York based street artist who is known for her crocheted interventions of public spaces. The artist combines punk zeal, pop imagery and political messages in her pieces. Olek herself comments that through her work she wants to ‘bring color and [...]

Artist of the Week: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]

Artist of the Week: Kara Walker

PopUp Painting’s  'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]

Artist of the Week: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.   Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its [...]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Kennedy

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, working with acrylics, oils and watercolours. Kennedy’s paintings are figurative works, which [...]

Artist of the Week: Mona Hatoum

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Mona Hatoum. Hatoum is an artist born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, who now works and lives between Berlin and London. Hatoum works in a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. The artist creates her work in a style that references [...]

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: Annie Dalton

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp painting team member Annie Dalton. Annie Dalton is an illustrator, painter artist based in North London. Annie employs traditional techniques using a combination of pencil, watercolour and inks in her work. The artist's personal illustrations predominantly depict imagery of animals interpreted with a healthy dose of subversive [...]