Pop Art celebrates all that is quirky and subversive, here are the top 10 on Art Gallery. Pop Art, made famous by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Yayoi Kusama, is defined as “art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values”.
At ArtGallery.co.uk we have an extensive range of contemporary Pop Art. We've chosen ten of our favourite quirky, original, though-provoking pieces in the pop art style. What would make it onto your top 10 list?
Robinson’s dramatic painting is done in a style that is traditionally what most people think of when we talk about Pop Art. The use of strong, contrasting primary colours gives it a unique style and beauty.
This triptych, or triple paneled piece in pop art colours of blue, green and orange depicts a digitally modified photography and is inspired by the colours of the Olympic rings. Vinci says, “I am interested in codes and hidden messages.”
Here he’s divided the Olympic medal into 26 segments, each representing a letter of the alphabet. The medals have been cleverly rotated to spell the word “Rio”. Vinci says, “this has been influenced by the Pop Art movement with simple outline drawings, infill textures and comic text with hidden messages.”
Unusual materials are often used in Pop Art. Hogben is an artist who has perfected this style with his images created entirely in postage stamps.
This Funky Lion was a must for our top 10. Snee says, “The yellow, orange and pink colours are all fluorescent and really make the picture glow.” This striking image will brighten up even the darkest of rooms!
We particularly like Kelvin’s sexy painting of dancing girls. The clash of primary colours catches the eye and evokes memories of the groovy 70s.
Kelvin says, “My Digital Art brings together two of my interests, photography and digital manipulation. My themes are varied being surrealistic and/or witty but, hopefully, always thought provoking. They often depict ordinary objects in unusual contexts, challenging observers preconditioned perceptions of reality. They are influenced by pop, minimalist and conceptual art.”
Measuring 43 inches across, this beautiful, bold painting would make a memorable impact on any wall. Shulman says “My experiments in PopArt do not have depths and extraneous thoughts, they do not have deep philosophical overtones. It's just admiring the form. An object for its own sake.”
Palmer’s painting is a very clever, entirely original, digitally created, Pop Art swimming pool. He says that “Colour, shape, rhythm and emotion are important elements in my digital art work. In all my works I seek to connect emotionally with myself, the work and the viewer.”
This fantasy art in pop art style shows trees in the moonlight with the moon peering through magical twigs and branches. This hypnotic painting will add magic and intrigue to any home.
This is a fabulous, Warhol inspired, illustration of the recently overhauled Flying Scotsman.
Aristidou says “Pop Art is all about modern popular culture and the mass media. My clip-art is a variant of this, taking inspiration from today’s news media and combining it with today’s obsession with food and diets.” The work has a poster, abstract feel, with a message which can be interpreted in a number of ways depending on the viewers point of view.