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From Devilish Smirking Bears to Obese Fast Food Clowns

 - May 3, 2012
Ron English is among the most celebrated figures of contemporary pop art. Even a casual browse through his work will illustrate why.

The British artist effortlessly melds high-brow techniques with popular experiences and themes to create art that is broad in scope and cohesive in form. His work ranges from light-hearted and whimsical to biting satires on contemporary society and life. From illegal graffiti to oil paintings, the work is just as much at home in an alley way as a gallery.

Many people prefer art to be removed, abstract and sanitized. However, such remoteness is often coupled with irrelevance. This is something that Ron English, with his keen insights into contemporary culture, does not need to worry about.