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Street art and skater culture collided in the early 1970s and have been intertwined ever since—allowing creative skaters to personalize their boards with their favorite graffiti-inspired art. Here, in conjunction with the 2018 Beyond the Streets exhibit in Los Angeles, RETNA has added his signature long, geometric script in blue and white to a skate deck.
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RETNA, born Marquis Lewis, (American, b. 1978) is a graffiti artist who practice extends to both murals and canvas. As an integral part of the Los Angeles art scene since the mid-1990s, RETNA has participated in over thirty international exhibitions and has contributed to countless public murals including the Houston/Bowery wall in New York City (2012). Yielding an unmistakable aesthetic that integrates appropriated contemporary photography, graffiti, traditional painting, and a unique glyphic style, he has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world.