Before KAWS created vinyl toys, before Banksy subverted billboards, Ron English bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images. On November 19, English unveiled his most recent work at an opening reception at the Corey Helford Gallery. Titled Season in Supurbia, he examines suburban life dosed with a Molotov cocktail of his signature subversive visual, over consumerism culture and his own brand of POPganda politics.
In impressive detail and captivating use of vibrant colors, English confronts the inability of the 21st Century American soul, so oversaturated in consumerism that it fails to distinguish between political realities and pop culture illusions. Creating play on characters of corporate mascots such as MC Supersized and Hulk Baby English plays on the fact that these characters are not only widely recognizable but also the effect of their message on impressionable minds.
His stunning dollhouse recreations reminded viewers why English is a legend amongst legends. Employing the use of his previous characters, he creates a surreal playhouse of toys that is fantasy but with realistic detail that you forget this world is sprouted from English’s imagination.
-written by Keisha Raines with photos by Birdman for Warholian
For more on Ron English, visit his official site here: http://www.Popaganda.com
To inquire about any of the art seen in “Season in Supurbia” visit Corey Helford Gallery here: http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/