He is a contemporary Artist who also becomes popular in brand imagery and advertising. Ron English has produced images on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. He coined the term POPaganda to describe a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones. From superhero mythology to the totems of art history. Ron English has painted much album covers for several artist. Some of his paintings were used in the Morgan Spurlock documentaries Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. English has an early background as an art reproducer. English has initiated and participated in illegal public art campaigns since the early 1980s.
His style is characterized by extreme photo realism, use of secondary color and appropriation of pop imagery. English also uses historical imagery as a template to explore universal issues. He has frequently reworked images of The Last Supper, Starry Night, and Picasso’s Guernica.
English has appropriated many well known images and characters from pop culture. He begun reworking them into his own images. These include a reworking of Charlie Brown into his “Grin” character and one of his famous “MC Supersized” based on the idea that Ronald McDonald ate his own product. Another image of the idealized American female is that of Marilyn Monroe with Mickey Mouse breasts.