Where BritPop Meets Pop-Art
Nov 21, 2023
From album covers to iconic portraits, explore how Britpop and Pop Art collide at Rare Interior Art to create a truly a uniquely modern aesthetic.
What is Brit Pop
Brit Pop Culture, is the ultimate blend of British music, fashion, and rebellious attitude that emerged in the 1990s. It was all about that uniquely British energy and style, with bands like Oasis and Blur ruling the airwaves and the Cool Britannia movement taking over. Brit Pop was a rejection of the dominant exposure of the US grunge scene, and instead celebrated all things British with a healthy dose of rock 'n' roll
What is Pop Art
Picture bright colors, bold prints, mixed-media art and symbols of popular
Pop-Art is an art movement that originated in the 1950s and '60s that began as a cheeky rebellion against the serious art world, taking everyday objects into the arena of high art. It was all about taking everyday objects and popular culture references and repositioning them as art.
Think of those famous Campbell's Soup Can paintings by Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein's comic book-inspired paintings, they are both examples of transforming the ordinary aspects of modern life into something spectacular.
Brit Pop Art
Many collections of Rare Interior Art feature pieces that sit at the intersection of these two cultural movements, in contemporary compositions. The work in our collections by Amber Jane Raab combines bold British iconography with a uniquely British street-art
Raab’s use of recognisable cultural symbols in her digital compositions are then transformed with an expressive mixed media element, bringing each artwork out into the third dimension.
A Rare Collab
The use of cultural icons like John Lennon and David Bowie in both Amber-Jane Raab and Steve Rawling’s artworks reference the music and culture of the late 20th century in unique graphic perspectives. Using bold colours and shapes reflect classic Pop Art themes, while the use of technology to create balanced and visually engaging collages give each piece a modern twist.
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