“Delusionville”: POPaganda Artworks By Ron English.

We live in an era of social and political hashtags, Shaun King, and statement t-shirts, and also Candice Owens, fake news, Russian bots and zealot nationalists. Depending on what side you stand on, each of these people or social constructs has been attributed to protecting or undermining democracy in the United States.

Enter Ron English, a contemporary American painter known for his extensive collection of hyper-realistic artworks dedicated to POP-propaganda.

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“Collage Elefanka” (2018) by Ron English. Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas: 36 x 36 in.

For a decade Ron English has bombed the global landscape with his caricature style imagery, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television.

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“Young MC” (2018) by Ron English. Oil on canvas: 48 x 48 in.

English coined the term POPaganda to describe his mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history.

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“Abraham Obama” (2008) by Ron English. The fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed during former President Obama’s 2008 election campaign.

The prolific artist will debut 20 new paintings in New York City at the esteemed Alloche Gallery. They will host an opening event next Thursday, October 11, 6–9 PM.

The new exhibition titled “Delusionville” is an aggressive reinterpretation of pop culture as the spectacle it is today. English documents a world full of chaos in a series of multi-media artworks.

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“Faker Torsos” (2018) by Ron English. Oil acrylic and collage on canvas 36 x 36 in.

The 20 plus pieces created over the past three years feature English’s protagonists navigating metamorphic landscapes and grappling with life lessons and heartbreak.

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Lightning Torsos” (2007) by Ron English. Oil on canvas: 50 x 66 in.

Below is a sneak peek of the new works soon to be on display at the Allouche Gallery in New York City.

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