This past weekend 'Corpocracy', a group exhibition surveying culture jamming, intervention, satire and viral strategies in relation to capitalism and corporate culture, opened at The Station Museum in Houston TX. Corpocracy is the absurd reality of our society in which corporations and their interests are allowed to have dominance over the economic and political systems. Through the subversive imagination, the artist works toward a transformation of social consciousness.
Catch the POPaganda Party Bus now at SXSW! Customized with Ron's artwork, you literally can't miss it! The red double decker bus provides free shuttle service during SXSW and features special DJs, surprise guests, free drinks, givewayas and more! Partnering with Polaroid, the POPaganda Party bus offers lucky riders a chance to win Polaroid items and POPaganda designer clothing!
Each day The Pop Bus Begins in the parking lot of
Spider House (2908 Fruth St, Austin, TX 78705)
If you're in Miami this weekend, check out Art Wynwood, with Ron's Marilyn installation at SP4. Each piece is available for sale at Rosenbaum Contemporary, Booth B38.
Ron English has opened a retrospective of his most celebrated works, curated by artrepublic.com @BOXPARK’S upper level gallery space. Join us for the exhibition launch upstairs @BOXPARK today, Thursday February 5th, from 6-9pm with complimentary drinks courtesy of Heineken and a DJ set from Marshal Darling. Between 6-7pm the Managing Editor of VNA Magazine will sit down with Ron for a Q&A Session. Please arrive early as there is limited space.
Thank you to all who attended the POPaganda Artist Ball! It was an amazing night and the best possible way to ring in the New Year. Special Thanks to Olek, Jon Burgerman, Logan Hicks, Buff Monster, Agent Lori Zimmer and Natalie Kates Projects.
Tickets cost less than your New Year's Eve bar tab would, so join us!
Ron recently visited Manila’s Secretfresh Gallery at the amazing Ronac Art Center for a fun exhibit of sculpture and paintings! Greeted with a children’s marching band and attended by some of Asia’s most esteemed collectors, the show was smashing and fun! Thanks to Bigboy Cheng, master sculptor Rommel Chua, Dennis and the Ronac Art Center team, and the lovely city of Manila!
Natalie Kates Projects requests your presence for the unveiling of "Evolutionary Alternatives" by Ron English. "Evolutionary Alternatives" will take place at the Tribeca Grand Hotel on Wednesday, November 19th from 7pm-9pm. The evening will feature an exclusive release of 100 hand-painted 5" Dinogrenades by Ron English. These will be available for purchase at the opening.
Ron English is currently having a retrospective exhibition at Caixa Cultural in Brazil. Check out the photos below!
Ron English: From Studio to Street: An Exhibition of photographs, banners, wall pieces and painting images. The exhibition will take place at Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 21 through December 21.
Allouche Gallery is officially opening its doors on Saturday September 20th. The Gallery will have their inaugural exhibition on Saturday, September 20th at 6pm.
115 Spring St.
"During the Cold War, the Berlin Wall was the world's most notorious line of demarcation. The fortified city border not only separated East and West Germany, but also surrounded the allied zones of West Berlin, including its American sector. Hundreds of American artists felt compelled to visit and produce work inspired by their encounters on both sides of the city. Even in the shadows of its stark border, the divided city of Berlin was a major focal point of cultural exchange between Germans and Americans."
Ron English comes to Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles on July 13th with a custom show of handpainted figures and unique stencils on paper! Temper Tot! Lil Bigfoot, Urban Bigfoot, and Modzilla, Ron's first true Kaiju figure. All of these pieces are completely exclusive to TAG.
Ron is pleased to participate in Art Truancy, a major exhibition celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Juxtapoz Magazine.
The second week in March featured a curious store opening and closing in the Downtown Square of Denton, Texas. Returning to his alma mater, the University of North Texas, Ron opened his Brandit Popmart with the help of UNT art department design faculty and students, in the UNT on the Square gallery space.
Ron English has taken part in Corey Helford Gallery's new group exhibition entitled POP-EYECONIC. This show is an exploration of popular iconic characters that will be playing off a theme we have seen before.
1XRUN releases "Captain Caption" print by Ron English: 3:00 pm EST, Tuesday, Feb 18. Hurry, these won't last! GO HERE!
Ron has been down in Miami this week as Art Basel 2013 heats up. He has been installing a massive subvertising wall at Scope...
Elsewhere at Scope a few of Ron's peices can be found at the Corey Helford booth...
POPagandastan is a series of lavishly painted canvases depicting the expansive universe that lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness, somewhere down an inter-dimensional rabbit-hole. Like an Acid-Pop Aesop’s Fable, these paintings serve as a conceptual battleground for a multitude of viewpoints in harmonic opposition, creating the ultimate Pop Utopia. English has populated his visionary village with his original characters, each the embodiment of a distinct aspect of the human condition.
"I hold only minimal allegiance to the original vision as I am working, allowing for small discoveries revealed through materials, process or luck. Amorphous imagery is transformed into real life objects that mimic the surreality of the original vision but create a more authentic relationship between the figures and the environment, where impossible perspectives and mythologies become actual yet physically distorted situations." - Ron English
"Each step in the process is an opportunity to enhance the final product, which is usually a lot more intriguing than the original thought in my head and a lot easier to share. And, not unlike children, paintings have a rich life beyond the easel that is beyond your control." - Ron English
"Thoughts form easily, directed on their seamless journey by stray dialogue or random visual cues, and on rare occasions they trip portals into the deep subconscious and without warning reveal fleeting glimpses of the sublime before morphing back into random trivialities drifting like shadows on clouds. I never know when or from where the potent ones come, but I try to be ready." - Ron English
Join Ron at Corey Helford Gallery on October 26th for his most ambitiously conceptual exhibition to date. POPAGANDASTAN is a series of lavishly painted canvases depicting the expansive universe that lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness, somewhere down an inter-dimensional rabbit-hole.
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Location: Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City, CA
POPagandastan: New Works by Ron English opens at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City on October 26 2013.
New York Comic Con Signing Schedule Below.
11:00 - 1:00
1:45 - 2:45
The journey up Main St begins at Bank Square Coffeehouse, where a 20-foot-tall banner proclaims the existence of Beacon's own Bigfoot! The exhibition of photos depicts various Bigfoot sightings around the woods of Beacon, Cold Spring, and the Hudson Valley. Do you believe in Bigfoot? Bigfoot believes in you!
Bank Square Coffee House 129 Main St. Beacon N.Y. 12508
Tomorrow, Thursday April 4th, marks the highly anticipated Sprayground x POPaganda Backpack Pop-Up Shop at Toy Tokyo!
The event will see an autograph session by Ron English as well as free drinks and giveaways!
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 21 marks the opening for the Pop Surrealism Show at Opera Gallery NYC! Featuring Ron English and other luminaries such as Sorayama, Sas and Colin Christian and Lori Earley. The opening starts at 6:00 pm. 115 Spring St. See you there!
Tonight's the night! Opera Gallery NYC: 115 Spring St, 6:00 pm.
Get ready to grin!
With much of Lower Manhattan flooded, we have pushed back the opening of "Crucial Fiction" by one week. Please join us at Opera Gallery NYC, 115 Spring St, on Thursday, November 8, 6:00 pm.
Come out, New York! 115 Spring St, Nov 1, 6:00 pm.
Ron is in Norway today painting murals in Stavanger, the host city for this year's NUART Street Art Festival. He will be painting two large murals, participating in tomorrow evening's panel discussion, and introducing the documentary "POPaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English" to a Norwegian audience. We'll post pictures of the new murals as they develop!
Ron just got back from Buenos Aires with a few new pairs of shoes!
The event was capped off with a performance by the Dragonettes, who jetted in from Canada.
Video from the opening reception of "Status Factory - The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College. Video: YB
Check out the photos from the opening.