Author: Jenny Shepherd

Q&A: RYCA

Ryan Callanan (a.k.a RYCA) places much importance on cross referencing within his artwork, combining street art and pop art cultures together. Taking subjects out of their natural context and splicing them with others to create something new while retaining their familiarity, and subtly shifting their meaning. In our Q&A, RYCA answers our burning questions about his new print, his artistic practice, and inspirations.

 

Q&A: RYCA | Image
Sufuckinpreme by RYCA

 

 

What was the inspiration behind your new print, Sufuckinpreme - Diamond Dust?

It’s the next in a series of expletives, this one being a take on a great word and iconic logo

 

 

What does a typical day look like for you?

The lockdown has been a crazy time, some days I work 8 hours some days none… 

 

 

Which artists inspire you, or you admire?

Barber Kruger, Shepard fairey, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring… I really love American art I guess.

 

 

When did you know you wanted to pursue a life in art?

When I realised I enjoyed it 


 

What is your earliest art memory?

The making of “THRILLER” by Michael Jackson.  I watched that over and over and I was obsessed with the prosthetics, make up and special effects.

 

 

What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork?

Wow. Mind blowing, still has me feeling kind of strange… Despite selling over 5,000 works now…

 

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Check out RYCA's new print Sufuckinpreme available exclusively with artrepublic.

artworks

Chopfuckingchop - Silver Art Print by RYCA
Exclusive
RYCA £150

£150

96 x 13cm

Chopfuckinchop - Silver - Framed
Exclusive

£400

115 x 34cm

RYCA £80

Mini Heart - Gold

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

R2Heart2 - Copper Art Print by RYCA
Exclusive
RYCA £150

R2Heart2 - Copper

50 x 70cm

£150

50 x 70cm

Love is the Drug - Ombre Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£150

50 x 70cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

Shit Sandwich 5 print Box Set - Rainbow Metallic Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

Shit Sandwich 5 print Box Set -...

30.5 x 30.5cm per print

£220

30.5 x 30.5cm per print

I Love U - Gold, 2019 Art Print by RYCA
Rare
RYCA £350

I Love U - Gold, 2019

50.5 x 86.5 cm

£350

50.5 x 86.5 cm

Ona Islam, 2008 Artwork by RYCA
Rare
RYCA £3,900

Ona Islam, 2008

80 x 100 x 3.5 cm

£3,900

80 x 100 x 3.5 cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
Exclusive

£200

60 x 60cm

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