‘Ona Islam - Red’ is a 2 colour Silkscreen Print by highly collectable contemporary artist RYCA. Printed onto 315gsm Somerset Cotton White Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 10 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-art-meets-street-art 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 Star Wars, 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.
December 2016 sees the highly anticipated re-release of ‘Ona Islam’, RYCA’s sell-out print, 10 years on from the original launch. Following in the footsteps of Marcel Duchamp, RYCA has updated Da Vinci’s timeless Mona Lisa: with a simple switch of lettering and some clever stencilling, Mona Lisa becomes Ona Islam, with only those enigmatic eyes, still identifiable, peeping from behind a black burka. High impact, conceptually bright red for a bold, Pop-Art infused take on the classic print.