Tags: Street Art

Artist of the Week: 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 of the Week: 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 [...]

Artist of the Week: Ben Eine

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Ben Eine. Ben Eine is a London born street artist who specialises in typographic artworks. The artist is one of the most successful street artists in the world and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of graffiti letterforms. Eine started his career over 25 years ago, […]

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: Shepard Fairey

PopUpPainting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shepard Fairey. Shepard Fairey (b.1970) is an American graphic designer, illustrator and street artist. The artist studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1989 Fairey became known for his ‘Andre the Giant has a Posse (OBEY)’ sticker campaign. The campaign involved Fairey placing hundreds of stickers on [...]

Artist of the Week: Steve Powers

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Steve Powers. Steve Powers (b.1968) is a graffiti writer from New York, who is also goes under the pseudonym ESPO ('Exterior Surface Painting Outreach’), The artist is known for his witty proclamations of love created on street walls using a traditional sign-writing technique. The artist uses bold [...]

Artist of the Week: Bambi

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Bambi. Bambi (b. 1982) is a street artist from London. It has been speculated that ‘Bambi’ is also a chart-topping musician, however her identity has never been disclosed. The graffiti artist’s approach is similar to Banksy’s; using stencils to get a clean and quick image on the wall. [...]

Valentine’s Day Idea!

It’s that time of year again. (well it is nearly February) The birds are singing your sweet tune and there are stars in your lover’s eyes! You guessed it… Valentine’s Day. It’s not too early to talk about V Day is it? I mean it’s only 27 days away! Valentine’s Day in London (Tuesday February […]

Artist of the Week: Blek le Rat

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blek le Rat. Blek le Rat (b.1952) is a French graffiti artist who has been described as the ‘father of stencil graffiti’. Blek began his street art career in the early 80’s, stencilling images of rats on to the walls of the Parisian streets. The artist used the [...]

Artist of the WeeK: OsGemeos

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’, or rather, ’artist’s of the week’ are duo ‘OsGemeos’. OsGemeos are Brazilian street artist duo Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo. The artists are identical twin brothers. Osgemoes, meaning ‘The Twins’ in Portuguese, began their careers in the late 1980’s when hip-hop culture exploded in South America. The artists are best [...]