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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: The Royal Art Lodge
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ or should we say 'artist's of the week' are the art collective ‘The Royal Art Lodge’. ‘The Royal Art Lodge’ was a collective of artists, based in Winnipeg, Canada that created artworks between the period of 1996-2008. The collective consisted of the artists: Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, [...]
Artist of the week: Sigmar Polke
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). Sigmar Polke studied Fine Art at the Dusseldorf Art Academy alongside his long time friend and peer Gerhard Richter. Throughout his career which spanned five decades Polke was known to experiment with a wide variety of media, styles and subject matter. In the [...]
Artist of the Week: Hilma af Klint
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Swedish paint Hilma af Klint (1862-1944). Hilma af Klint is regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, her early 20th Century work pre-dates the first purely abstract paintings of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich. af Klint studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Stockholm, initially focusing her work [...]
Partner Venue: Urban Meadow Hyde Park!
PopUp Painting has been partnered with Urban Meadow since May 2014. Read all about this great location, which can be found to the North of Hyde Park between Queensway and Notting Hill Gate! A lovely unpretentious restaurant and bar, knocking out a superb all day menu right opposite Hyde Park, near Bayswater. Their spacious patio area […]
National Look-alike Day!
Yes this does exist, April 20th to be precise! There are millions and millions of people in the world, and there are always going to be people who resemble us in some way or another. As far as finding them goes, that may be impossible. The population is too big. So our closest best bet […]
Artist of the Week: Barbara Veena Scialó
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Barbara Veena Scialó. Barbara Veena Scialó was born in Austria, but lives and works in London. The artist works predominantly in painting and textiles. Much of the artist’s work depicts scenes inspired by nature. The artist herself notes: ‘My work is a [...]
Interview with Phyllissa Shelton on PopUp Painting’s Third Birthday!
PopUp Painting turns three. I put forward a few questions to Phyllissa Shelton, Managing Director of PopUp Painting. From being one of the first business managers in the NHS, a hospital board director, and a leader in transformation across healthcare, ultimately making her way to today: Popping up across bars and restaurants in London for exciting [...]
Artist Spotlight: 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 [...]
What is Pop Art?
PopUp Painting events are art entertainment experiences, giving people the opportunity to try something new and unleash their creative energy in an informal and friendly environment. We use popular and iconic pieces of artwork as inspiration for our evenings of painting and wine. All of our events are carefully considered to offer the perfect themed […]