Tags: Pop Art

Artist of the Week: Jasper Johns

This week PopUp Painting is featuring American painter, sculptor and printmaker, Jasper Johns as Artist of the Week. Jasper Johns was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930 and raised in Adelade, South Carolina. Johns has enjoyed a central position in American art ever since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1958. He is [...]

Artist of the week: Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was an American painter and sculptor, who also worked in print, photography and performance art. Rauschenberg bridged the gaps between Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art. He was most well known for his 'Combines', in which Rauschenberg used non traditional materials and objects to [...]

Artist Spotlight: Hayden Kays

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Hayden Kays. Hayden Kays (b.1985) is a London based artist who has been coined as one of  “a new generation of Pop artists”.Kays works across a variety of media ranging from illustration to sculpture. The artist is particularly well known for his ironic illustrations. Kays borrows much […]

Artist Spotlight: Venus

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Venus. Venus is an American visual and performance artist, who also acts, models, dances, writes poetry, and performs as a musician. Venus is the granddaughter of film actor Rusty Lee (Young Guns, Raising Arizona, Wild, Wild West, Gunsmoke to name a few!). The artist currently works and lives […]

Artist Spotlight: 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: 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 [...]

Artist of the Week: Charles Pachter

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Canadian artist Charles Pachter. Charles Pachter (b. 1942) works in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. The artist works in a graphic, bold style that echoes Pop Art. The artists uses popular icons as subject matter for his work. Much of the imaginary used [...]

Artist of the Week: Malika Favre

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Malika Favre. Malika Favre is a French artist based in London. The artist creates figurative works that employ the use of bold colours, in a stylised graphic manner. Favre’s works often play with positive and negative space, where the works become momentarily optically confusing in a similar fashion [...]

Grevy’s Zebra – Andy Warhol!

PopUp Painting are no stranger to Pop Art! Especially artist Andy Warhol! Warhol was an American painter, film-maker and author. Born in Pittsburgh. Studied pictorial design at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, 1945-9. He moved to New York in 1949 and worked as a commercial artist, being a forerunner in the art movement Pop […]

Artist of the week: Sigmar Polke

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). Sigmar Polke studied Fine Art at the Dusseldorf Art Academy alongside his long time friend and peer Gerhard Richter. Throughout his career which spanned five decades Polke was known to experiment with a wide variety of media, styles and subject matter. In the [...]