Pop Art! Celebrating the legacy of Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol's ideas and conviction that 'art should be for everyone' continues to have an impact on contemporary art, more than three decades after his passing.
Taking imagery from primarily American commercial culture, Warhol was particularly fascinated with the idea of celebrity, which led him to paint, photograph and print people such as Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe.
Pop art became an iconic style that still lives on today, and his influence can be seen in many examples in our very own artist portfolio.
Born in Tel Aviv in the 1970’s, Yuvi describes himself as a graffiti inspired pop artist saying “The street as the graffiti artist’s main source of inspiration makes the work accessible, authentic and relatable”.
Inspired by Warhol, who's images and influence often feature in his artwork, as well as Banksy, his characters are formed from paint, printed paper cuttings, layers of old newspaper clippings, sketches, silk screen prints, various glues, inks, spray paints, sand, glass fragments and more to give each piece a tactile and very personal finish.
View Yuvi's collection here and look out for some new releases by Yuvi coming very soon.
Dom Pattinson freely acknowledges his debt to other artists, among them Andy Warhol and Damian Hirst, but rather than emulate them, he puts his own unique spin on their signature subjects or stylistic quirks, playing with repetition and homage.
A street artist at heart, Dom creates fun, sassy, provocative imagery that wills you to see the humour behind the image but also his message. You can find his work on the walls of celebrity collectors such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney and is soon to be the subject of a BBC documentary so certainly an artist to watch! Visit the Dom Pattinson collection.
Craig Alan's art references numerous styles and reimagined versions of iconic works by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Piet Mondrian, and others. His Populus series which is like looking at aerial photographs, are in fact hundreds of tiny figures, each painstakingly hand-painted. The resulting artwork has a real "wow" factor and always spark a reaction in the viewer.
“I can spend anywhere up to 150 working hours and beyond on one section of a painting depending on the size however, I like to work on more than one painting at a time, I like the challenge, and it sparks new ideas.” - Craig Alan. Visit the Craig Alan collection.
A provocative figure in the world of street art, Mr. Brainwash alters an image from history, art history or popular cuture by changing the picture itself or its context, mischievously undermining the tone of the source material.
Real name Thierry Guetta, he is known for producing massive spectacles to display his art. He came to prominence through mounting large-scale public projects in his current home of Los Angeles and as the main figure in the Banksy-directed film Exit Through the Gift Shop. His work hinges on the idea that anything is possible: “Art has no walls. Anybody can be an artist,” he says. “Art has no rules. There’s no manual.” Visit the Mr Brainwash collection.
An established Israeli multidisciplinary artist, Uri Dushy is well known for his public sculptures which can be seen on the streets of numerous cities in Israel.
His incredible work is inspired by movies from up to and including the 60s. A fusion of riotous colours, witty homage, words and phrases create a fascinating 3D effect artwork. Visit Uri's collection page here.
Dan Pearce is a mixed media artist based in London who fell in love with urban art. He set about mixing modern day influences with his older art college influences of Warhol and Lichtenstein to carve out his own style, a unique explosion of energy and colour.
Dan is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most talked about and collectible artists. His work is on the walls of everybody from Idris Elba to Premiership footballers. He was named “one of the UK’s most collectable, emerging artists” by Shortlist and his work employs spray paint, hand painted acrylics, lenticular, neon lights, 3D objects, screen-printing, textured resin, gold leaf and collage, as well as his own photography and street art. Visit the Dan Pearce collection page here.
For more information about any of the artists featured here, contact the gallery team on 01604 713743 or via our contact form here.