Monday, June 18, 2012

Ron English


Ron English, Marilyn Manson

Ron English, Tourist Attraction

Ron English, The Kissening

Ron English, The Apple and the Afterlife

Ron English, The Egg and The Idea

Ron English, Surrealist Army

Ron English, Status Faction

Ron English, Pair Of Pears

Ron English, Night Sharks

Ron English, Obese Alien

Ron English, Monkey on My Back

Ron English, Texas Cartoon Cowgirl

Ron English, English King Gene

Ron English, Lochness Starry Night

Ron English, Dead Diego on My Mind

Ron English, Cowgirl Bikini

Ron English, coulrophobic clown

Ron English, Chicken Egg Evolution

Ron English, Absente Drinkers

Ron English, Abraham_Obama


Ron English is an American contemporary artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering and into clever statement and masterful trompe l’oeil based art. He has created illegal murals and billboards that blend stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements, hijacking public space worldwide for the sake of art since the 1980s.

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19 comments:

Felicia said...

I love that last one. Is it supposed to be a Lincoln/Obama reference?

Lorena said...

For some weird reason i though it was the name of a porn star-

Annabelle Archer said...

Wow. Each scroll down was just more twisted than the last. I loved it all, but some of these were just brilliant.

Amazing, Jane. Thanks!!

rach said...

This guy is pretty cool- I love the whole tongue in cheekness of it all! You always seem to find some cool/interesting shit!

sporkgasm said...

How had I never heard of him? Thank you. I love all of this stuff.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love his work- somehow it all seems so much more poignant when it is all put together like this.

NellieVaughn said...

I immediately Googled him after I saw your post, but unfortunately I won't be able to see his art in person anytime soon.

Lara said...

I had seen the one with the apple in front of the face before but none of the others. Such a varied style, I'd never think he did ALL of these if you hadn't told us.

SabinePsynopsis said...

So fun and subversive - really, the best of everything!

Trissta said...

Now that's some crazy shit! I've never heard of him, but this is pretty... wow! I do love the bit of punk ass attitude in it all. Like each one is playing a joke on itself. I like it.

Much Love,
Trissta

bananas. said...

let me guess...kiss fan/boob man? am i right or am i right!

the first and last pics are a trip. obama and lincoln make a semi-decent looking man....and manson as marilyn is hot stuff! i kill for his arms. lol.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ah, another blog where my boyfriend put down his book and took it in with me. We just had fun trying to determine the meaning behind each image. The Marilyn Manson one I'm assuming depicts what Marilyn Manson himself claims - that all of us have the potential for evil and the potential for beauty.

I really, really, really love the Lochness Starry night. I kind of want to own that one.

Thanks for this post, artists always floor me with their creativity.

The Seeker said...

OMG I can't stop laughing with some pictures.
You always have such briliant ideas to post I kind of feel green of envy (in a good way of course)

Love to you
xoxo

Daniela said...

this stuff creeps me out. except the cow. That's just hilarious.

love jenny xoxo said...

very cool and interesting!!! Clever too... i'm a fan!

XOXO

Behold the Metatron said...

the pears and the cow... LMFAO!!!!

tulpen said...

creeptastic!

Love the boobie pears.

Kitty Stampede said...

now THIS is pop art. I love art that doesn't take itself too seriously. I love the use of KISS...hahaha.
great stuff...he rocks!!

melifaif said...

Wicked....yet satisfying. lol.