- Arts and Design
New Art - Pop Surreal - Ron English
Who is Ron English?
Mr. English was born in 1959. His place of birth is Decatur, Illinois.
He states that he has been interested and active in art as long as he can remember. He cites a time, when four years old, that he considered digging around the yard as "earth-works."
Mr. English has been very active in a particular political statement category of art called culture jamming. Ron's particular brand of "culture jam" involved the "re-purposing" of billboards. Culture jamming is defined as: "sub-vertising where the aim is often to expose questionable political assumptions at the root of commerce. In this way a "culture jam" may involve a sublte change in corporate logos, fashion trends, and product images.
This last, in particular, can be seen in Mr. English's take on the McDonald's fast food chain.
Media and Technique
Mr. English will paint on any surface. Billboards, signs, store windows, and canvas. His preferred media is oil on canvas.