Ron Dunn has worked in graphic design and advertising and illustration while juggling his lifelong passion for art. In the early 2000s he gave up his art director position in St. Louis to move to Los Angeles. There, he immersed himself in the ‘low-brow’ art and gallery scene to hone his craft. He met many great artists including Sebastian Kruger of Germany, a leader of the New Pop Realism movement of which Ron considers himself a proponent.
In addition to displaying work at Copro Nason, Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery, The Venice Contemporary, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and the Key Club in Hollywood, he also attracted some upscale collectors like Frank Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“My current work is the culmination of many interests and influences ranging from classic portraiture, celebrity, advertising, physical culture, kitsch and editorial humor. I try and transform low brow elements and often over exposed pop culture remnants into iconographic high art. Underlying themes using celebrities, ads and consumer products as props or metaphors are common elements in my work.”