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Retna

United States Born in: 1978
RETNA whose real name is Marquis Lewis is an artist born in 1979 in Los Angeles. He started his career by the end of the 90s by practicing graffiti in the walls of his hometown.

Calligraphy elements of the Hebrew, Arabic, Egyptian and Asian alphabets, nourrish his work. American graffiti of the 70s also plays a main role in his work. He draws his inspiration from artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, Gustav Klimnt, Chaz Bojorquez.

Famous for his typography and his singular forms of letters, he mixes texts, photography, abstract painting and lines to create rich and complex compositions. His pieces combine elements of graffiti and fine arts. He uses all sorts of colors shades and his work is extremely meticulous. The final composition resembles striking and fascinating hieroglyphs.

He exhibits his work in prestigious galleries and museums of the world of art, in Los Angeles, Milan, Montréal, Malaga.
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Retna, Sign of The Minds Eye, Painting

Retna

Sign of The Minds Eye, 2012
78 x 78 inch
Painting

$ 125,000

Retna, Blue deck IV, Print

Retna

Blue deck IV, 2018
32 x 10 x 2 inch
Print

$ 3,061

Retna, Retna Skateboard 'Beyond The Streets', Sculpture

Retna

Retna Skateboard 'Beyond The Streets', 2018
32 x 10 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$ 3,061

Retna, Crooked Just Like You, Painting

Retna

Crooked Just Like You, 2016
72 x 72 inch
Painting

$ 78,000

Retna, Brimstone, Painting

Retna

Brimstone, 2013
72 x 72 inch
Painting

$ 90,000

Retna, Circles and Arches, Painting

Retna

Circles and Arches, 2016
60 x 60 inch
Painting

$ 80,000

Retna, Blue deck V, Print

Retna

Blue deck V, 2018
32 x 10 x 2 inch
Print

$ 2,326

Retna, Secksy, Painting

Retna

Secksy, 2015
53.9 x 119.7 x 2 inch
Painting

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