ARTIST

Ron English

BIO

美國當代藝術家羅恩·英格利旭是美國街頭/潮流藝術的教父之一。他創造了「POPaganda」一詞來描述他混搭高、低文化的藝術風格。英格利旭擁有深厚的美術背景,1980年代,他開始「挾持」美國公路邊的大型廣告看板,藉由變造大型看板來實行文化干擾。後來他也將文化干擾轉移到產品包裝上,重新創造了幾種不同的麥片盒、牛奶盒、煙盒等包裝,以揭示企業廣告背後的殘酷真相。同時,他透過詭譎的骷髏笑容,以成熟的技巧審視、重塑童年,細查外表花俏的流行文化角色、圖像背後隱藏的資本主義之黑暗面。

American contemporary artist Ron English is one of the representative founders of American street fashion art. He coined the term "POPaganda" to describe his artistic style of mixing high and low culture. English has a profound art background. In the 1980s, he began to "hold" large-scale advertising billboards on the US roadside, and implemented cultural interference by transforming large billboards. Later, he also transferred cultural interference to the product packaging, re-creating several different cereal boxes, milk boxes, cigarette cases and other packaging to reveal the cruel truth behind corporate advertising. Meanwhile, through the skeleton’s sly smile, he examines and reshapes his childhood with mature techniques, and meticulously reveals the pop culture characters and the dark side of capitalism hidden behind the images.