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PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (originally known as Andy Warhola) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the ‘Pop Art’ movement. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and consumer cu lture. Warhol used many types of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk [...]
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: Ed Ruscha
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Ed Ruscha. Ed Ruscha is an American artist who was one of the first ‘Pop Art’ artists of the 1960’s and whose work captured American culture in a succinct and dead pan manner. Ruscha’s career began in the early 1960’s when the artist broke away from the painterly […]
Artist of the Week: Amy Cutler
PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is Amy Cutler. Amy Cutler (b.1974) is an illustrator from New York. The artist received her BFA degree from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York. Cutler is represented by the Leslie Tonkonow Gallery and her work has been featured in major surveys of contemporary art, most notably […]
Artist of the Week: C.M. Coolidge
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is C.M. Coolidge. Cassius Marcellus Coolidge(1844 –1934) was an American artist known for creating the iconic series of paintings ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ .The artist was known as "Cash" or Kash to his family and he often signed his work as Kash Koolidge. Before becoming an artist Coolidge had many [...]
Artist of the Week: Steve Powers
Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Steve Powers. Steve Powers (b.1968) is a graffiti writer from New York, who is also goes under the pseudonym ESPO ('Exterior Surface Painting Outreach’), The artist is known for his witty proclamations of love created on street walls using a traditional sign-writing technique. The artist uses bold [...]
Artist of the Week: Cai Guo-Qiang
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai Guo-Qiang (b. 1957) is a Chinese conceptual artist whose works crosses over multiple mediums including drawing, video, installation and performance art. Cai Guo-Qiang trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, but later made a move towards contemporary art. It may come as no [...]
Artist of the Week: Keith Haring
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Keith Haring. Keith Haring (b. 1958) is an American artist and social activist, whose work responded to New York City street culture. The artist was known for his bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures that carried strong messages of life and unity. Haring’s career started out by [...]
What is Op Art?
Artists have been intrigued by the nature of perception for centuries. In the 1950s this obsession blossomed into a movement. Op, or Optical, art typically employs abstract patterns composed with a stark contrast of foreground and background, often in black and white for maximum contrast, to produce effects that confuse and excite the eye. Op Art […]
Artist of the week: Roy Lichtenstein
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) is an American Pop artist from New York. Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, among others, he became a leading [...]