RETNA Untitled, 2018 features luminous white script against a multilayered background of varying hues of blue, purple, orange and pink. In his signature style, RETNA creates a unique written language of text and symbols derived from Arabic calligraphy, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Hebrew, Blackletter and Native American typographies. The beauty and drama of these ancient forms merge in a contemporary expressive language to convey poetic personal messages that, although enigmatic, encourage the viewer to explore intimate emotional and creative processes. Nuances of color enhance the drama of the piece. RETNA’s distinctive constructed script as executed in this piece, is internationally recognizable and celebrated. This thought-provoking and alluring piece exemplifies the distinctive work of this artist, an influential leader in the graffiti and contemporary art scene.
Created in 2018, 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 Untitled, 2018 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.