Ron English Biography

Ron English is one of the most prolific artists working today, consistently producing unforgettable images via his billboards, sculptures and paintings. Through his exploration of popular brand imagery and advertising, English’s work is a constant commentary (and critique) of American culture and corporate agendas.

English’s art is a mash-up of high and low brow cultural references, mixing superheroes and comic book characters with symbols from art history to create his signature style - which he terms ‘Popaganda’. Whether incorporating subtle and sinister tweaks to existing characters, or creating new weird and wonderful characters of his own, English’s work is always hilariously twisted. 

The most infamous characters in his growing arsenal include MC Supersized, the morbidly-obese reimagining of Ronald McDonald featured in hit documentary, Supersize Me, and Abraham Obama, a fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents – a piece that helped fuel interest in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Ron English Artworks