Ryan Callanan is an East London artist who works with spectacular sculptures and screen prints. He studied 3D design and model making at Barking College, Dagenham. He uses pop culture references (Star Wars, Back to the Future…) merging reference points and familiar visual notes.
He used his skills to create three-dimensional smiley faces, synonymous with Acid House culture. These, along with his song lyric sculptures, have proved highly collectible.
Ryca made a limited edition set of chrome figurines featuring members of The Prodigy. Ten were gilded and sent at random to buyers of the original sets.