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RETNA Artist

RETNA, born Marquis Lewis in 1979, is a contemporary street artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is renowned for his unique graffiti art, which merges calligraphy, hieroglyphics, and typography to create striking visual compositions. Drawing inspiration from various cultures, RETNA’s work is characterized by its bold lines and intricate patterns.

His career began in the late 1990s as a prominent figure in the Los Angeles graffiti scene. Over the years, RETNA transitioned from street art to gallery exhibitions, gaining international acclaim. 

His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including prestigious galleries and museums. RETNA’s art has also been commissioned for various high-profile projects, including album covers for artists such as Justin Bieber.

RETNA’s distinctive style and ability to merge diverse cultural elements have established him as a significant figure in contemporary art, bridging the gap between street art and fine art.

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