RETNA (aka Marquis Lewis) is a grafitti artist who was born and raised in L.A. According to New Image Art, "His work merges photography with graffiti style and paint, time with color, couture with street culture, the spiritual with the sensual, and fluidity with grit. Whether his paintings hang in a gallery or wall on the streets of Los Angeles, they serve as a retina through which we view the urban journal of contemporary-art." How's that for inspiring?
This huge, beautiful white & black Retna mural is located at 8826 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. Retna has painted various other murals across Los Angeles, and I've had a chance to visit his Black & Gold Mural and Silver Mural.
L.A. IS NO STRANGER TO STREET & PUBLIC ART
When I first moved to L.A, I had never before seen so much beautiful, colorful street art in my entire life! I admire and appreciate all of the beautiful, artistic souls we have in this city who paint incredible murals for others to enjoy & be inspired by.
EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF: