Ryan Callanan AKA Ryca is known for his fun artworks that combine techniques and typography used in old-fashioned pub signage with motifs from popular culture. Most notably, the smiley face synonymous with the Acid House rave culture of the 1980s.
In Turd, Callanan applies his traditional English pub sign aesthetic to the iconic grinning emoji. Powerful in its minimalism, the black background emphasises the inlaid emoji, giving the piece a striking sense of depth and texture.
This hand-finished piece is from a limited edition of nine, signed by the artist.
Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Silkscreen, Wood, Acrylic
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 9
Size (cm): 48 x 45.7
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About the artist
Sign writer and 3D model-maker Ryan Callanan aka RYCA has developed a distinctive style, combining contemporary pop culture with the iconic symbolism of traditional typography.
In homage to the lost art of pub signage, Ryan Callanan conveys his street-art inspired messages on hand-etched glass, set in ornate gilt frames, for an aesthetic that is at once modern and classical.
As RYCA, his artistic alter ego, Ryan Callanan also creates limited edition prints, which have a reputation for their high demand. These pop prints are known for their fusions of contemporary cultural iconographies, placing unexpected references in dialogue with one another for a novel take on the art of nostalgia.