Ron English (born 1959) is an American contemporary art artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His artist signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, artist to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of contemporary art from traditional wild-style lettering and into clever statement and masterful contemporary art.
Work and inspiration: the artist was considered one of the father’s of modern contemporary art.
Culture jamming is one contemporary art aspect of his work, involving 'liberating' commercial billboards with his own art messages. Frequent targets of his work include Joe Camel, McDonald's, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English can be considered the "celebrated prankster father of dollar-pop", who wrangles carefully created corporate, and are used against the very corporation they are meant to represent. Contemporary art artist Ron English is considered one of the fathers of modern street artist and has initiated and participated in illegal public art campaigns since the early eighties.