When Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Retna’s work first appeared in the mid-nineties, what made it stand apart from the rest was its unique layering. His color palette was so intricate, so carefully chosen, his pieces often looked to have been daubed on with a paint-brush. Quite the achievement when you consider he was painting on walls, trains, bridges, and freeway overpasses in the black of night. Frequently inspired by images of females found in magazines and corporate advertisements, Retna is especially known for embellishing existing fashion advertisements overlaying a classic style that recalls Mayan and Egyptian hieroglyphs, and even Byzantine religious mosaics.
Since first making his name in 1997, Retna has found himself in popular demand, especially in the music world having produced work for a number of impressive musicans and actors he has now set out and teamed up with another great Mac on a series of Boosted Films which are avialable on iTunes.
Have a taste of the work produced below of this impressive collaboration.