Author: Alicia Muir

RYCA: The Making of An Icon

There’s still time to enter our prize draw and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive, one-off print by RYCA. RYCA, the sought-after contemporary artist also known as Ryan Callanan, is celebrated for artworks that skilfully fuse street art, pop culture references, and current affairs. But did you know that he is also a big sneaker fan, with a preference for Nike Air Max? We were lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with RYCA and ask him some burning, trainer-related, questions.

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AR: Do you consider yourself a sneakerhead?

RYCA: Yes, totally, I’ve been obsessed with Air Max since I was a kid.

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AR: What’s your favourite?

Air Max 90 Infrared.

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90s Shoe Box - Neon Red by RYCA

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AR: What modern styles and silhouettes of trainers do you rate?

I really loved the Nike Fear of God stuff, the Yeezy Adidas various styles and I always look forward to innovative brands, but especially Air Max and the evolution of the air bubble.

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90s Shoe Box - Candy Pink by RYCA

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AR: Can we expect more sneaker-related art from you?

Yes I’m working on something, it may be a series or a one-off…sculptural and iconoclastic possibly.

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90s Shoe Box - White (Hand Finished) by RYCA

We can't wait to see the trainer-inspired art that RYCA creates next. In the meantime, 90s Shoe Box - White (Hand Finished) could be all yours, for free. Simply enter the prize draw now. Curious to see more sneaker-related artworks? Explore our Air Max Day collection, the ultimate selection of artworks for anyone with a thing for trainers. 

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