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." Gotta love all of the beautiful and artistic people we have in this city who paint incredible murals for others to enjoy and be inspired by! Visit this beautiful Retna mural on the side of Brown Gallery (on the left hand side of the gallery) at 140 S Orlando Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048. This is directly across from one of the Colette Miller Angel Wings so you can snap two pics in one outing! Pics taken by my lovely friend Eve Meets West!
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.
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