RYCA — aka Ryan Callanan — has long been one of our most sought after artists at artrepublic. Their combination of Street Art and popular culture and current affairs creates a self-proclaimed ‘Poptarian’ style. We love the playful jokes and political references used in each RYCA visual equation, which never fail to create accessible and refreshing artworks.
It may come as a surprise to hear that it was only after the production of their first 3D smiley faces, emblematic of the 1980s Acid Rave culture, that the moniker ‘RYCA’ was born. RYCA is now well known for infusing new and old into the production of their artwork by experimenting with industrial processes and CNC engineering. RYCA has been exhibited widely. Alongside a range of shows in the UK, past exhibitions include a solo show at the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, and later in Los Angeles, and a series of iconic Street Art pieces shown in Japan and Barcelona.