Untitled 1, 2018

Acrylic, ink and white oil stick on archival paper
30 x 22 inches (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)
Very Good
Private Collection
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Retna, a renowned contemporary artist, is celebrated for his distinctive visual language rooted in calligraphy and street art. His unique script, inspired by various ancient writing systems, creates a mesmerizing blend of forms and symbols. Retna's language, although seemingly abstract to those unfamiliar with it, carries a deep personal and cultural significance. Through his intricate mark-making, he communicates a sense of identity, heritage, and storytelling. The flowing lines and intricate patterns in his works on paper demonstrate his mastery of the medium, capturing the essence of his language and its expressive power.

In Retna's works on paper, the use of black on white drawings holds great importance. The stark contrast between black and white emphasizes the intricate details and the fluidity of his script. The monochromatic palette allows the viewer to focus solely on the intricate calligraphic forms and appreciate the complexity of his work. The absence of color amplifies the graphic impact of his drawings, highlighting the precision and balance in his compositions. Black on white becomes a visual language in itself, allowing Retna's script to take center stage and communicate its inherent beauty and meaning. Through his works on paper, Retna showcases the significance of black on white drawings as a powerful medium for conveying his unique language and storytelling.

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