// Ron English Interview
Ron English, the artist who recently pulled one of the most meaningful April Fool’s pranks in recent memory, has in in-depth interview over at Fecal Face. His work spans an array of self-taught styles and techniques and many contain a conceptualist bent I hadn’t been aware of before. Definitely worth reading if you’re only familiar with those McDonald’s paintings featured in Super Size Me.
check it out here.
“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, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.”