RETNA Untitled, 2019 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 a deep dark black with a diamond dusting that radiates drama and glamour. The black 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 2019, this oil 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 Untitled, 2019 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.