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.