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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 […]

Artist Spotlight: Kazmir Malevich

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kazmir Malevich. Kazmir Malevich (1878 – 1935) was a Russian painter, founder of the Suprematist movement and a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The artist studied at the ‘Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture’. Malevich lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in the twentieth [...]

Artist Spotlight: Michelle Shore

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Michelle Shore. Michelle Shore is an artist based in The Peak District, who works as part of the Manchester PopUp Painting team. The artist specialises in ink drawings, however she also uses charcoal, pastel and paint to create her work. Michelle is [...]

Artist Spotlight: Edvard Munch

PopUp Painting's  artist of the week is Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer. In the late 20th century he played a great role in German expressionism, namely because of the strong mental anguish that was displayed in many of the works he created. Only a few years after he was born, [...]

Artist Spotlight: 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 Spotlight: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]

Artist Spotlight: Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻)

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Chinese artist  Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻). Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was primarily known for his 'Shui-mo Hua' or Chinese ink-and-wash paintings. The artist was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. Xu [...]

Artist Spotlight: Salvador Dali

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The artist was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. Salvador Dali was one of the leading members of the Surrealist movement. The Surrealists were known for a desire to express the contents of the unconscious mind through their work. They believed that artistic and [...]

Artist Spotlight: Kara Walker

PopUp Painting’s  'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]

Artist Spotlight: Paul Cézanne

Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings.   The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences [...]