Ryan Hadley is a mixed media artist from Warwickshire, UK, born in 1982. His main influences come from Pop Art and the irreverent side of contemporary culture. Ryan has always experimented with varied media for maximum visual impact.
His early pieces were inspired by his background in graphic design and his fascination with street art and its bold, lawless style of unrestricted communication.
He has now adopted the distinctive new medium of rust. Working with steel instead of canvas to produce iconic images within the rust, he empowers this decay to play a central role in the artwork itself. In contrast to the corrosion of these pieces, Ryan's bronze and resin works explore the permanence of art taking this ancient medium and giving it a contempory twist. Inspired by the parody of Jeff Koon’s work.
His sharp-witted artworks have been exhibited and received considerable acclaim in London, Birmingham, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Whilst private collectors include the Prodigy’s Liam Howlett, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Jeff Salmon and Maximilian Riedel. His work also features in large corporate collections such as the Bals Ginza store Tokyo.