"Viral before viral was a thing, a town crier raising an anarchical alarm about Atlanta’s shriveling soul, artist Ronnie Land has been one of Atlanta’s most distinctive and inventive creative visionaries whose wheat-pasted “Loss Cat” posters, Little Bunny Foo Foo stink-eyed rabbit, culture-jamming “Yuppie Ghetto” signs, wild-eyed critters and praying hands have popped up over the past three decades on Atlanta’s streets with the regularity of chicken bones and tumbleweaves.
. . . one of the city’s most idiosyncratic voices in decrying Atlanta’s kudzu-like sprawl, unchecked gentrification and corporate culture run amok long before the rest of us started talking about smart growth and buying local."
- Felicia Feaster, Idea Capital
"R. Land loves this city almost as much as this city loves him right back. Walk around any intown neighborhood, open your eyes and almost like magic, his art will most likely be there. That is, if you're looking for it. He's soulful, unique, visionary… all the personalities we pray for Atlanta to also embody."
- Ally Bashuk, ScoutMob
"The artwork of R. Land popped up in the ’80s in Jacksonville and created a kind of ubiquitous, freaky verbal narrative told through the walls of funky businesses, venues and homes throughout the area. He found even greater infamy in Atlanta, creating his iconoclastic LOSS CAT flier art project, a prank that traveled the globe and raised the bar for post-situationist, public-art-hoax action."
- Daniel A. Brown, Folio Weekly
"A master of transgression, this raven haired artist skillfully blurs the line between high and low culture, fine art and street art."
- Allison Hersch, Savannah Morning News
"The really good historians of the future will know that the viral cat meme actually predates the advent of YouTube and Tumblr by years and years, tracing it back to a quirky 2001 piece of viral art that goes by the name of Loss Cat. And those historians will rightfully credit R. Land as the pioneer that he is."
- Barry Kaufman, South Magazine
North Florida native and Atlanta original, R.Land, has been filling streets, spaces and imaginations for nearly three decades. Once described by an art critic as having "the approach of Keith Haring, the enthusiasm of Disney and the vision of Finster", he ultimately defies categorization and garners a multi-generational fan base, with collectors and devotees as unique and varied as his unconventional style.
Land shows large format paintings and screen-print collections all over the country, in galleries and alternative spaces alike. His “anonymous” street projects, public installations and commissioned murals continue to pop up coast to coast and the ubiquitous ‘Loss Cat’ has been carried by international retail chain Urban Outfitters and featured in the bestselling ‘Found’ coffee table book. His work appears in countless motion pictures and television series including ‘The Change Up’, ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’, and 'The Walking Dead' and his stylized illustrations can be seen in a variety of national publications and a score of other media.
Much of Land's inspiration comes from community and he focuses on projects that work in conjunction with the efforts of organizations ranging from natural heritage and historical preservation to children’s education and just about anything involving city pride and stewardship. His art, including the iconic Pray for ATL, is now featured in the Atlanta History Center and the Georgia State Capital.