Tags: NYC

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: 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: Shepard Fairey

PopUpPainting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shepard Fairey. Shepard Fairey (b.1970) is an American graphic designer, illustrator and street artist. The artist studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1989 Fairey became known for his ‘Andre the Giant has a Posse (OBEY)’ sticker campaign. The campaign involved Fairey placing hundreds of stickers on [...]

Artist of the Week: Guerrilla Girls

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist or rather artists of the week’ are ‘Guerrilla Girls’. Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to exposing and fighting sexism, racism and corruption in the art world. Much of the groups work takes the form of billboards, stickers, posters, street projects and books that act as propaganda […]

Artist of the Week: Yayoi Kusuma

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma, born in Matsumoto City, Japan, first studied painting in Kyoto in 1929. Soon after, frustrated by the lack of diversity of Japanese art, the artist moved to New York City and by the mid 60’s had become one of the most [...]