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Acid Empire

Artwork size: 15 x 24 cm
Edition of 180

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‘Acid Empire’ is resin sculpture by sought after artist RYCA. From a limited edition of 180, each figure is boxed on Silkscreen printed card and is signed and numbered by the artist.

The work of RYCA has developed something of a reputation in the contemporary art world: the pop-meets-urban style has established RYCA as a leading figure in the evolving street scene and a name to watch. His work frequently incorporates familiar figures from contemporary culture, transplanting them into other pop-culture contexts to create an aesthetic of skewed nostalgia which is always playful, a little ironic and oh-so spirited.

‘Acid Empire’ features a small, resin figurine, which varies from item to item, but always takes the form of an Imperial body from the Star Wars galaxy. RYCA has hand applied yellow and black details: a large, acid smiley over the figure’s face, and drips of pigment running down the body. Brilliantly satirical, this is a twenty-first century comment on consumerism, and the final piece - boxed with the cautions ‘NOT A TOY’ and ‘AGES 18+’ - is a triumph of contemporary art.

Please note that each piece may vary slightly. For a framed version, click here

About The Artist - RYCA

Ryan Callanan (a.k.a RYCA) has long since been one of our most sought after artists at artrepublic. RYCA places much importance on cross referencing within his art work, combining street art and pop art cultures together in these limited edition art prints.

RYCA's work uses star wars iconography to put an ironic spin on nostalgia as high art, and uses visual equations that create jokes with political and pop references, making his art prints refreshingly comic and accessible.

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