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Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Gerhard Richter. Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is a German painter who creates both abstract and realist paintings. Early in Richter’s career the artist created large format photorealistic paintings, many of which were painted in greyscale tones to mimic black and white photographs. Richter borrowed much of his [...]
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 [...]