Retna, Say My Name Mark, 2016
|Artist:||Retna (1979 - )|
|Title:||Say My Name Mark, 2016|
|Medium:||Acrylic on Canvas.|
|Image:||60 in x 60 in (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||60 in x 60 in (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm)|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by RETNA (1979-) on verso.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
RETNA Say My Name Mark, 2016 features a combination of scripts to create a unique visual language influenced by Gothic script, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Hebrew, Blackletter and Arabic calligraphy. In this bold large-scale piece, RETNA incorporates elements of these writings into a methodical arrangement of letterforms to create a visual masterpiece. Against a colorful, painterly background, his unique language stands out in pure white that radiates drama and glamour. The text effuses with ancient echoes, encouraging the viewer to ponder the historic linguistic references within a contemporary context. Stylized circles and lines contrast eloquently with drips of paint, attesting to RETNA’s underlying expressionism and artistic freedom. A fine example of RETNA’s signature style, this compelling work evidences the artist’s rise to fame in the international art world.
Created in 2016, this acrylic on canvas is hand-signed by RETNA (Los Angeles 1979 - ) in ink on verso. This is a unique and original work.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
RETNA Say My Name Mark is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.