RETNA Untitled, 2019 features the artist’s distinct imagery and stylized linear text-based forms in black against a white background. Incorporating various influences such as Hieroglyphics, Arabic calligraphy and graffiti, RETNA’s unique script, embedded with crystals, glimmers and radiates an undeniable vitality and allure. The bold and shimmering black text dominates the canvas, while the purity of the white background opens up the space in a stark contrast that creates a mesmerizing and cutting-edge composition. The patterning of RETNA’s typography is geometric and systematically placed with an undertone of expressionism that allows the artist to exercise his creative freedom. Drips of paint slide down the canvas in thin, wavering lines, contrasting with the hard edges of RETNA’s script to add drama and depth to the piece. The intricate line work and complex invention of RETNA’s letterforms interweave historic and contemporary culture and create a hallmark style that has secured RETNA’s place in art history.
Created in 2019, this enamel and crystalline on canvas is hand signed by RETNA (Los Angeles 1979 - ) 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.