‘I <3 U’ is a resin relief and silkscreen on glass, hand finished with gold leaf, by acclaimed artist Ryan Callanan (aka RYCA). The piece is signed 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 Home’ is stylistically reminiscent of the traditional English pub sign - a motif that features in much of Callanan’s graphic work - but consciously references contemporary emoji culture, through its use of the red love-heart. The piece is powerful in its minimalism: a hard, black background emphasises the single word, which has been created in bas-relief and inlaid with gold. The sense of depth and surface texture is striking and the final result is both bold and beautiful.
Please note each frame is hand distressed by Ryan Callanan
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Product DetailsI <3 U By Ryan Callanan0 x 012 x 21OE0000806RYCopen editionSculpture