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Ryan Callanan

R2tag2 (pre graffiti)
25” x 33”
Mixed media print, paint, spray paint on canvas
Ryan Callanan

Recently chosen as a British Jubilee Artist alongside Peter Blake, Ryan studied 3D Design and Modelmaking at Barking College, in Dagenham, London. In the early days, the artist started to experiment with street art and, soon after, he produced his first screen print which sold out within weeks. He then became known as RYCA.

With a background in printing and pub sign-making, Ryan’s artworks employ a quirky and clever use of imagery drawn from popular culture. ‘It is important to me that my work is recognizable and accessible, that is why I like to experiment with symbols that I grew up with by appropriating them and giving them a humorous twist’, Ryan explains.