'Acidquiat Collection' by RYCA, 2019-2020
Unique Custom Framed collage with 2 hand-painted skate decks with a heavily embellished print.
RYCA's artistic tribute to icon Jean-Michel Basquiat.
21.3 x 15.7 Inches (print)
8 x 32 Inches each (skateboard)
53.5" x 46" x 4" (framed)
Heavily embellished by hand silkscreen print on hand-pulled, 400gsm fine art paper.
Each print is individually unique +...
2x HPM mixed-media on 7-ply Canadian Maple hardwood skate decks.
Each skate deck is individually unique.
Print: 'Acidquiat' Limited Edition of 50 (#47/50)
Skateboards: 'Acidquiat' Hand-Painted Multiple series of 25 (#s 13 + 16)
Print is hand-signed in purple paint pen bottom right.
Each deck is hand-signed, dated and numbered on top in black marker.
*Note: Custom shadow-box framed with float-mounted print on black, acid-free suede matting, UV-plexiglass and black hardwood molding.
Combining the classic English pub sign with words and phrases which he believes encapsulate certain times or have lasting resonances, Ryan Callanan is an artist working in contemporary printmaking and graphics.
Having enjoyed considerable success under his alter ego RYCA, his work includes impressive creations inspired by Ryan Callanan’s career as a 3D sign writer with his work incorporating a wide use of materials including resin and glass. With his in-depth knowledge of materials and craftsmanship he is currently working on new projects with song lyrics alongside numerous public commissions.
Aspiring to make his work enjoyable and coherent for as many as possible, Ryan Callanan is rejuvenating the dying art of sign writing. Drawing on his own obsessions with music and film and combining this with his experience in sign-making results in the creation of his own distinctive twenty-first century pop art.