Tags: political art

100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes

It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]

PRIDE 2018: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate Pride 2018 PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists from the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and persecution […]

Artist of the Week: Mona Hatoum

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Mona Hatoum. Hatoum is an artist born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, who now works and lives between Berlin and London. Hatoum works in a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. The artist creates her work in a style that references [...]

LGBT History Month: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate LGBT History Month PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists of the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and […]

The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that art from this tumultuous […]

Artist of the Week: Janet Wallace

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Janet Wallace. Janet Wallace is a Canadian artist who works across a range of media which includes paint, drawing and printmaking. The artist studied a BFA at NSCAD in Halifax, Canada. The artist started her career designing t-shirts, hand silk-screening them and selling them in stores in NYC, [...]

Artist of the Week: Joe Caslin

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Joe Caslin. Joe Caslin is a street artist and illustrator who lives and works in Ireland. The artist gained notoriety when his ‘Marriage Equality’ mural popped up in Dublin city centre weeks before the referendum on the marriage equality was held in May 2015. The five-storey high [...]

Artist of the Week: Olafur Elaisson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Olafur Eliasson. Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967) is a Danish artist known for creating large-scale installations that employ elemental materials such as light, water, and temperature, to play with the viewers perception of space, time and environment. Olafur Eliasson was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents. The [...]