Tags: figurative painting

Artist of the Week: Gordon Bruce

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Gordon Bruce. Gordon Bruce is an artist from Aberdeen who specializes in oil paintings and watercolours. The artist studied Fine Art at the Gray’s School of Art, part of the Robert Gordon University. Colour is a very important element in Bruce’s work, the artist uses bold contrasting colours [...]

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: Grandma Moses

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grandma Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), better known as ‘Grandma Moses’ was an American folk artist. The artist started her career at the age of 78 having spent her life working on the family farm and giving birth to ten children (five of whom passed away at [...]

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: Francis Bacon

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Francis Bacon. Francis Bacon (b.1909) was an Irish-born, British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque and emotionally charged work. The artist took inspiration from Surrealism, film, photography and the canon of Old Masters. Bacon’s distinctive style of painting that depicted the bleakness of the human condition struck [...]
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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: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]

Artist of the Week: Peter Doig

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Peter Doig. Peter Doig is a Scottish painter, who is regarded as one of the most renowned living figurative painters. The artist was born in Edinburgh in 1959, however much of his childhood was spent in Canada and Trinidad. Doig creates figurative paintings that depict recognisable imagery such as buildings [...]