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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 of the Week: Andre Derain
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Andre Derain. Andre Derain (1880-1954) was a French painter, printmaker and sculptor famed as one of the creators of Fauvism and one of the first to ‘discover’ primitive art. Derain and his contemporary Henre Matisse became known for their vivid paintings, characterised by bold brush strokes and the [...]
Artist of the week: Anna Tveritinova
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is team member Anna Tveritinova. Anna Tveritinova is a mixed media artist who lives and works in London. Anna studied drawing at the ‘Royal Drawing School’, a Foundation Diploma at ‘City & Guilds London Art School’ and has received awards from both of these prestigious institutions. Tveritinova’s practice takes [...]
Five Art Exhibitions to Catch this Summer in London!
Whether it’s seeking shelter from the unpredictable British weather or to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays; here at PopUp Painting HQ we’ve compiled a list of our top five art exhibitions to catch this summer. 1. What? The London Open 2018 Where? The Whitechapel Gallery When? 8 June – 26 Aug. This […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, […]
5 Exhibitions to Catch in London this Spring
2018 is an exciting year for art exhibitions in London. Here at PopUp Painting HQ we’ve compiled our top 5 exhibitions to catch over the coming months: For Lovers and Roald Dahl Fans Alike! What?: ’Quentin Blake: Arrows of Love’ Where?: House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross When?: 14th Feb – 29 […]
Artist of the Week: Shirazeh Houshiary
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shirazeh Houshiary. Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian artist born in Shiraz, Iran in 1955. The artist moved to London in 1974 where she received a BA from Chelsea School of Art. Houshiary works and lives in London. Shirazeh Houshiary came to prominence in the 1980s as a sculptor, […]
Artist of the Week: 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 […]