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Ron English - Popaganda

Discussion in 'Art & Design' started by fermentor666, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    This may have been done before, couldn't find it on search, though.

    You may recognize his work from Supersize me and Apocalypse Culture II (well, probably not the latter). Ron English has been painting subversive, anti-corporate paintings for a while. He's even put in work at illegaly taking over billboards. Dig it.

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  2. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
  3. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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  4. LOL With Jesus

    LOL With Jesus New Jack

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 89 Likes Received: 0
    Some body could, if they so chose - merge this with the other thread on him just titled English (Altho maybe not since the images here are superior anyway.) Back to what i was meaning to say, im not a big fan. While i admire his skill and do enjoy looking at his work theres something that i cant quite explain that keeps me on reserve as far as really being able to say anything positive about his painting's.

    I cant really say what it is that bother's me, maybe im just over "pop art" in general - living in Los Angeles im bombarded with it on a regular basis and even though Ron's work is more or less mocking that partic. style - adapting it to lash out and poke fun at the corporations who spawned it, the majority of his body of work just doesnt do it for me.

    (Tho fire in (a,the) fishbowl as well the marilyn series def. get a thumbs up.)
     
  5. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    I KNEW there was another thread on this, dammit. If a mod can find it and wants to merge them that's cool.

    I hear ya about the art, I think the billboards are excellent, though.
     
  6. porque

    porque Senior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2002 Messages: 1,844 Likes Received: 0
    ...i think some of english's work is pretty smart, and that stuff i can enjoy...but some of it just comes off wrong to me and i can't get into it...


    ..as far as the billboards...well...they're funny, but that's it...they're not smart, they're not art, and most people that see them probably don't even notice them...or even if they read them they don't make any difference...we're bombarted by so many damn images and billboards as it is that a couple of 'subversive' ones don't mean any thing more than the really clever ones that the professional ad execs come up with...
     
  7. LOL With Jesus

    LOL With Jesus New Jack

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 89 Likes Received: 0
    Useless fact: I read an interview with him a while back where he had stated that he was charged with "Endangering the public" after he had put up a sticker he made.
     
  8. rick flair

    rick flair Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jun 18, 2003 Messages: 1,381 Likes Received: 1
    that dudes cool as hell.... he lives in my neighborhood....
     
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