‘Happy Beams’ is a 13 colour Silkscreen Print by acclaimed contemporary artist Ryan Callanan (aka RYCA). Hand finished with metallic and fluorescent inks, 23ct gold leaf, and a unique diamond dust, the print is from a limited edition of 45 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Ryan Callanan - the man behind iconic street print-artist RYCA - is known for his graphic creations and 3D crafts. Drawing on his career as a sign writer, Callanan works with a wide range of materials, incorporating glass, resin and gold leaf (amongst others) to create tactile works of art with a contemporary twist. Callanan’s work is distinguished by its merging of cultural references, taking one image or concept and transplanting it into the context of another, to create a sense of off-kilter familiarity.
‘Happy Beams’ depicts a network of black beams, each possessing one of Callanan’s signature smileys at the end, in a different, poppy colour. Using bright colours, the palette is slightly muted with the application of diamond dust, which lends a hazy, holographic finish to the print. Bold and graphic, with its dazzling use of texture, ‘Happy Beams’ is set to be a Callanan’s newest cult classic. Blink, and you’ll miss it…