Sunday, 8 July 2012
'Letters From America' Pop-up Exhibition of LA Street Art
A new exhibition of street art has opened in Shoreditch, featuring work by Risk, Saber and Trustco
"Ron English has been around for years and has no problem with the unspoken label. He feels without it he would just be another artist looking for a way to make his mark, in a world where there is a lot of competition. After studying fine art at the University of Texas, he began his career in New York as a commercial painter, working in a busy studio, mostly staffed with Polish painters, creating up-market furnishing paintings. They were not allowed to speak to one another and Ron pretty well honed his career by fine tuning a painting technique evident in his slick style of Neo- Photorealism. Unlike the work of Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst, English actually paints his own work, without an army of studio assistants. The paintings are laboured and well executed. His subjects incorporate popular cultural icons like Charlie Brown and the Teletubbies, all include his comic trademark sculls.
The work is all for sale at the Shoreditch space located in a railway arch at the back of the club 'Cargo' which was transformed into a Culver City embassy. The party was suitably authentic taking place on the 4 July and serving up American hotdogs with Frenches mustard and popcorn."
When - 5th - 18th July
Where - 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
Link - Artlyst