Ron English is well known for his satire of pop culture using a mix of stunning visuals with biting political consumerist and surrealist statements and from June 24th Lazarides Gallery will be home to the first ever UK exhibition of paintings by the interesting artist.
This show sees English return to using Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ as a template,something he has come back to time and time again. English proclaims that his “Guernica’s call attention to the product placement of global corporate culture, using war as entertainment and entertainment as war”
Skin deep is described as an ‘exploration of the intersections,discrepancies and synchronicities of personal mythologies on display in our public personas’. Skin deep also features some of his most iconic characters such as Marilyn Munroe, Charlie Brown and his Udderly delicious cowgirls.
All are painted in his signature photo realist style and the multi-layered portraits chronicles the soul’s sojourn through Pop dioramas of fear and appetite, aspiration and rage. By using well-known images to create an interesting discourse, each painting is made to push you to not accept these brands and characters that we see everyday, at face value
The Exhibition is open from 24th June until the 23rd of July at Lazarides Gallery.
For more information visit: www.lazinc.com
Written by: Jade Thompson
Photographs: Jade Thompson
Read IDOL's interview with Ron English here