RETNA - The Hallelujah World Tour Opening - Thursday, February 10
Andy Valmorbida and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld are proud to present “The Hallelujah World Tour”, the first New York solo presentation of RETNA, opening tomorrow night.
Since making his debut in the mid-1990s, RETNA has participated in over 30 international exhibitions with countless works in the public realm. Yielding an unmistakable aesthetic that integrates appropriated contemporary photography, traditional painting and a unique glyphic style, he has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world.
Drawing from a wide array of influences including the Old English style of gang graffiti writings, Asian calligraphy, Incan & Egyptian hieroglyphics, Hebrew and Arabic, RETNA’s vision manifests as an international visual language all his own. This global perspective pervades the work through its literary content, as pieces yield an abstract anthropological poetry: writings that initiate dialogue between the cities inwhich they exist and the world community at large. The Hallelujah World Tour will feature a selection of work incorporating this language into a diverse range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography.
Thursday, February 10
6pm - 10pm
560 Washington Street
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