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New Works by Ron English (7 paintings)

Mc Big Boy at Big Ben

World renowned arist Ron English is at it again. His latest show “Lazarus Rising” will run at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London from May 8th through June 6th, 2009. The new exhibition, with its deliberately provocative theme of resurrection, reflects the contemporary socio-political situation, presenting uncomfortable and dark insights beneath the slick, plastic face of our society.

Included in this exhibition, are some of Ron English's latest canvases from a series of paintings based on the 1937 Picasso masterpiece “Guernica”. Whilst the original depicted the tragedy of the Spanish Civil war, English has transcribed the composition to reflect our troubled times.

“Ron English continues to exploit the mismatch between effortless style and edgy content in his paintings. It's an effective strategy, wrong-footing viewers and making them reconsider the way they might absorb imagery from advertising without critically engaging with it.” Ben Jones, art historian.

East Western Guernica

Mandala Grin

Cowboy Kool

Dot Pattern Mouse Mask

Lazarus Rising

King Gene

Elm Lesters Painting Rooms website

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Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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