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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 […]
Artist of the Week: Sonia Delauney
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Sonia Delauney. Sonia Delauney is a Ukrainian born painter and designer, who spent most of her life living and working in Paris. The artist was known for being one of the founding members of the ‘Orphism’ movement, a movement that used strong, bold colours and geometric shapes. Sonia [...]
Artist of the week: Fiona Rae
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Fiona Rae. Fiona Rae is a contemporary abstract painter, who was one of the members of the ‘YBAs’ or ‘Young British Artists’ who were prominent in the art world during the 1990’s. The artist first rose to fame when she was included in ‘Freeze’, an […]
Artist of the week: Chuck Close
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is American artist Chuck Close. Chuck Close (b. 1940) is known for his large-scale, photorealistic portrait paintings. His practice also extends beyond painting to encompass printmaking, photography, and, most recently, tapestries based on Polaroids. Since the 60’s Close has painted in the style of photorealism, where the artist was [...]
PopUp Painting brings you street art!
PopUp Painting now brings you an exciting new art event! Join us for a unique experience creating your own Street Art in the famous Graffiti Tunnel near Waterloo. Starting April 15th Leake Street will come alive with curious minds for a immersive approach to street art. The 300 meters of Leake Street are full of constant changing art. […]
International Women’s Day 2016: Pledge for Parity
Tuesday March 8th is ‘International Women’s Day’ and the theme for the 2016 campaign is ‘Pledge for Parity’. Women’s day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, however this year we are also encouraged to address the fact that gender inequality is still prevalent. Within the Fine Art, gender [...]
Artist of the Week: Grayson Perry
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of the most important British contemporary artists, whose socially engaged practice spans ceramics, printmaking, film, performance, drawing and embroidery. The artist is predominantly known for his ceramic artworks. The ceramic works often take the form of classical vases, which the [...]