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Pop Life Entertainment will stage “POPAGANDA POP-UP”, a mini exhibition and merchandise showcase by the “Godfather of Street Art”, Ron

 

English. The event, held in GOODS Dept Plaza Indonesia, explores the pop pranksters billboards from the early years of the New York street art movement to his recent take on affordable art, making his artwork widely accessible to the young market with products like art toys and skateboard decks. The event will have an art-talk session with Ron English to discuss about how the art form began in the New York streets for him whose works irrevocably shifted the boundaries between popular culture and fine art, leaving an imprint both in New York and making it’s way throughout Asia. Attendees also could make purchases and pre-orders on highly sought after Ron English merchandises that will be sold exclusively on GOODS Dept.

 

Ron English, one of the most important pop artists in the world today, recognized as one of the leaders of the “Low Brow Art Movement”, is touring Asia with highly anticipated stops in Seoul, Manila, Bangkok, Shanghai and Hong Kong along with his first exhibit and pop-up shop to Jakarta. The solo exhibition features the artist’s signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones. English creates a visual language of evolution with work that speaks to the future as surely as it records, distorts, reviles and reveres the past.

 

English is best-known for his brazen style which fuses Street Art with Pop Surrealism. He has produced 7 art books, more than 50 designer toys and sabotaged more than a thousand billboard ads, yet has been arrested only once. One subversion, “Jihad Is Over (If You Want It),” with no apologies to John Lennon, was written up in the New York Times, attributed to an anonymous artist. Fusing art and activism, with a healthy disdain for corporate advertising, his art was also utilized in the feature film Supersize Me, in which he also appeared. The exhibition “East Meets West” brings his signature “Western” character McSupersized Me to the Far East and the streets of Jakarta.

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