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New Art - Pop Surreal - Ron English

Updated on October 10, 2010

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.

Guernica Go Round
Guernica Go Round | Source
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American DepressMarylin MansonAbraham ObamaSupersize MeKillfrog's Sugar Smack
American Depress
American Depress | Source
Marylin Manson
Marylin Manson | Source
Abraham Obama
Abraham Obama | Source
Supersize Me
Supersize Me | Source
Killfrog's Sugar Smack
Killfrog's Sugar Smack | Source


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    LiamBean 7 years ago from Los Angeles, Calilfornia

    Thank you Lisa

  • profile image 7 years ago

    These are awesome! Keep up the good work