‘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
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Product DetailsAcid Empire By RYCA15 x 24LE0002969RYCLimited editionSculpture180