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PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Sue Guthrie. Sue Guthrie is an artist based in Birmingham. Guthrie works across a range of media but specialises her practice on creating Fine Arts pieces for commercial interiors. The artist has created original artworks for a range of clients including BMW, [...]
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 [...]
PopUp Painting Birthday Party!
Last Monday we celebrated our 5th Birthday at one of our longest running venue partners. Since 2013, PopUp Painting has been coming to bars and restaurants in London and beyond and helping people to unleash their creativity. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this time and celebrated this milestone at [...]
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: Banksy!
PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Banksy! Banksy is a 'Bristolian' artist, political activist, film director, and painter. The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering [...]
“People are hungry for creative playtime” — 5 years of PopUp Painting
On 12 April 2018 PopUp Painting will mark 5 years since its launch. In that time the company, which runs ‘social painting and wine’ events, has painted with over 17,000 guests across more than 1,000 events. The company operates across London, Birmingham and Manchester, with upcoming launches in Liverpool and Leeds. PopUp Painting was launched […]
Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor and print maker who spent most of his adult life in France. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. His style [...]
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 [...]
Art Jargon: How to Describe an Artwork like a Pro!
Have you ever found yourself in front of an artwork and unable to find the words to describe it? Do not despair; we have compiled a list of words to help you on your way to critiquing any artwork! A good way to start is by focusing your description on line, contrast, tone, texture, scale, […]
Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Hunter!
Rebecca Hunter is an artist working and living in London. The artist studied at Camberwell College of Art &Design and has her studio based in South London. Rebecca's paintings are a combination of reality and imagination, giving her work a surreal and dream-like quality. She paints places she’s been to, and works from sketches and photographs. [...]