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Tags: Turner prize

Artist of the Week: David Mach

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is David Mach. David Mach is a Scottish sculpture and installation artist who is best known for his intricate sculptures that use large quantities of mass-produced products ranging from coat hangers to match sticks. Many of Mach’s installations are temporary and constructed in public spaces. David Mach studied at […]

Artist of the Week: George Shaw

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is George Shaw. George Shaw (b.1966) is a British painter who creates works that capture everyday scenes from suburban and urban Britain. The artist started his career in the 1970’s, receiving a BA from Sheffield Polytechnic and his MA from the Royal College of Art. Early on in his [...]

POPUP PAINTING AND THE TURNER PRIZE 2016!

‘It’s amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw’. Damien Hirst’s acceptance speech in 1995   YEP! It’s that time of the year again, when we all sit around wondering about the Turner Prize. This year’s Turner Prize is awarded on 5 December 2016 and an announcement broadcast […]

Artist of the Week: Chris Ofili

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Chris Ofili. Chris Ofili is an English painter (b. 1968) who came to prominence in the early 1990s with his vibrant layered paintings that combined rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter and collaged images. The artist’s early work was heavily influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Georg Baselitz and [...]

Artist of the Week: Martin Creed

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Martin Creed. Martine Creed is a British sculptor, installation and conceptual artist. Creed is known for his minimal and humorous approach to making work. The artist plays with definitions of art, pushing the limits of how and what we view as art. Creed uses banal, everyday objects to [...]

Artist of the Week: Cornelia Parker

PopUp Painting’s ‘artistoftheweek’ is Cornelia Parker. Cornelia Parker is an English sculptor and installation artist, who transforms the most banal of objects into extraordinary works of art. The artist is known for her ambitious large scale works, that often span the scale of galleries and museums, however Parker also creates small scale works that are just as [...]

Artist of the Week: David Shrigley

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist David Shrigley. (b. 1968) David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and ‘tongue and cheek’ works that pass comment on everyday situations and human interactions. His satirical drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and amateur in their appearance. While [...]

Artist of the week: Fiona Rae

  PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Fiona Rae. Fiona Rae is a contemporary abstract painter, who was one of the members of the ‘YBAs’ or ‘Young British Artists’ who were prominent in the art world during the 1990’s. The artist first rose to fame when she was included in ‘Freeze’, an […]

Artist of the Week: Grayson Perry

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of the most important British contemporary artists, whose socially engaged practice spans ceramics, printmaking, film, performance, drawing and embroidery. The artist is predominantly known for his ceramic artworks. The ceramic works often take the form of classical vases, which the [...]