TODAY is a special day for all street art collectors, as the West Side superstar, RETNA, is about to release a new series of screen prints! The print release titled Eastern Realm will be available in two variations, with dominating grey or gold palette. Each screen-print limited edition numbers 60, eight colored, hand-ripped serigraphs, 45 x 61 centimeters in size. Starting from 12pm PST, today on January 16, they will be purchasable online for the price of $600 each, through the SMOGTOWN 13 Press Online store.
New Eastern Realm print releases by RETNA are defined by his signature visual language, characterized by strong influences of hieroglyphic, Arabic, Hebrew, and Asian calligraphy rooted in the typographic world of graffiti. In a mysterious and aesthetically perfected dimension of various written-word influences, RETNA has found his expression, and created an imagery where the abstract meets the written, the emotional encounters the historical and the contemporary intertwines with the tangible. Overlapping all of the letterforms utilized in building a particular depiction, RETNA is preserving all the beauty and elegance of the typographic forms, without overtly spelling the content. The deeper meaning is concealed within the careful weaving of the eclectic lettering, as it is open for different interpretations by the viewer.
RETNA is known as the very prolific street artist who previously collaborated with major fashion brands, such as Nike, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.