Retna, Esoteric Style, 2016

Artist: Retna (1979 - )
Title:Esoteric Style, 2016
Medium:Oil, Acrylic, Enamel and Crystalline on Canvas
Image Size:60 in x 60 in (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm)
Sheet Size: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.
ID #W-7961

Historical Description

RETNA Esoteric Style, 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 matte grayish black background, his painterly language stands out in illuminating crystalline that radiates drama and glamour. The text shimmers 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 oil, acrylic, enamel and crystalline 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 Esoteric Style, 2016 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.