American contemporary artist Ron English, known as “the Godfather of Street Art,” is staging a week-long exhibition to show how the street-art movement started in New York in the early 1980s.
The exhibition explores the pop prankster’s billboards from the early years of the New York street-art movement — he sabotaged more than 1,000 billboard ads — as well as the in-depth world of “POPaganda,” then and now. POPaganda is a term English coined to describe his mash-up style.
English’s work fuses art and activism, with a healthy disdain for corporate advertising, and some of his art was used in the 2004 documentary Supersize Me, in which he also appeared.
The East Meets West exhibition brings his signature MC Supersized character to Asia and the streets of Hong Kong.
East Meets West will also feature new works from English’s solo art exhibition, new figurine releases, a merchandise store, plus so much more.
The exhibition will be held at The Qube, PMQ from 6-14 May.