A little bit more about Ryan Callanan (aka RYCA)
Ryan Callanan has been working under the alias ‘RYCA’ for the past 5 years, building a huge collector base. RYCA made his name with limited edition screen prints, the popular ‘Reservoir Troopers’ and other Star Wars inspired prints have helped to propel his career in just over 5 years. The ‘RYCA’ trademark has been splicing elements from iconic movie moments, pop culture references, art history, sport add to that distinctive sense of humour.
Alongside the ‘RYCA’ art, Ryan has been working in the sign industry for the past 8 years, and continues to do so. Designing and manufacturing ‘olde world’ style pub signs, examples of his handiwork can be found mainly in his home town of London, but regional examples of his work are now becoming more frequent as the various pub brands expand.
Ryan experiments with CNC engineering and industrial processes creating have seen a completely different aesthetic (to ‘RYCA’) evolve. His vast knowledge of materials, most of which were acquired in his college studies (qualifications in Model Making and 3D Design), to bring together his own ideas and unique style of pop art. The decision now to separate the two bodies of work, to give himself (and everybody else) a clear distinction between ‘RYCA’ and ‘Ryan Callanan’.