EVAN PRICCO & RON ENGLISH Q&A
Evan Pricco is the current Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Magazine, a leading international art and culture magazine founded in 1994. He has worked with the magazine for over 6 years, curating groundbreaking special issues on public art, political art, and contemporary African art, as well as Juxtapoz' book series. Spring 2013 will see the publishing of Juxtapoz' 11th book title. When he was younger, Evan wanted to be a baseball player. Then a writer. Then a rock star. Then a baseball player again. He has since settled on art editor and appreciator of George Lois and Steve Powers.
Ron English is an American contemporary artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising. His signature style employs a mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, including comic superhero mythology and totems of art history, to create a visual language of evolution. He is also widely considered a seminal figure in the advancement of street art away from traditional wild-style lettering and into clever statement and masterful trompe l’oeil based art. He has created illegal murals and billboards that blend stunning visuals with biting political, consumerist and surrealist statements, hijacking public space worldwide for the sake of art since the 1980s