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Ron English

Born in: 1959

United States

Biography

Ron English , born in Dallas, Texas in 1959 , lives and works in Los Angeles. One of the most prolific and recognisable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television.

English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie Supersize Me, and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America's 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election.

Other characters carousing through English's art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, utterly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America's Premier Pop Iconoclast. Ron English paints, infiltrates, reinvents and satirizes modern culture and its mainstream visual iconography on canvas, in song, and directly onto hundreds of pirated billboards.

English exists spiritually somewhere between a cartoon by Abbie Hoffman and a grown-up, real-life Bart Simpson, delivering a steady stream of customized imagery laden with strong sociopolitical undertones, adolescent boy humor, subversive media savvy, and Dali-meets-Disney technique.

Dedicated to finding the sublime in the everyday and breaking the momentum of the didactic approach to art and life, English offers up an alternative universe where nothing is sacred, everything is subverted, and there is always room for a little good-natured fun.

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Ron English, Temper Tot Porcelain, Sculpture

Ron English

Temper Tot Porcelain, 2017
18 x 10 x 2 cm
Sculpture

350 €

Ron English, **Tribute to Andy, Sculpture

Ron English

**Tribute to Andy, 2011
153 x 48 x 48 cm
Sculpture

18 000 €

Ron English, Mc Supersized, Sculpture

Ron English

Mc Supersized, 2013
23 x 18 x 6 cm
Sculpture

400 €

Ron English, Mc Supersized Platine Porcelain, Sculpture

Ron English

Mc Supersized Platine Porcelain, 2016
23 x 18 x 6 cm
Sculpture

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Ron English, Mc Supersized Black & White Porcelain, Sculpture

Ron English

Mc Supersized Black & White Porcelain, 2015
23 x 18 x 6 cm
Sculpture

500 €

Ron English, Mc Supersized Porcelain, Sculpture

Ron English

Mc Supersized Porcelain, 2016
23 x 18 x 6 cm
Sculpture

400 €

Ron English, Vanity StarWars, Sculpture

Ron English

Vanity StarWars, 2011
150 x 50 x 50 cm
Sculpture

18 000 €

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