Earlier this week we had the chance to speak to the world renown LA-based artist RETNA, whom you might know for his hieroglyphics inspired style that has adorned many walls in the Miami-Wynwood area. We caught up with him at his “ARTCELERATION,” event where he was painting a one-of-a-kind Ferrari F430 Challenge courtesy of New York’s Hoerle-Guggenheim gallery and Ansa Motorcars.
In the interview, we showed RETNA a throwback photo we took of him (see it here) alongside artist El Mac back during Art Basel 2008 while he was working on one of our favorite walls he’s ever done (the one with the kid). We also talked about all things Miami. We also talked briefly to Phillipe Hoerle-Guggenheim.
BONUS: And below as a bonus, we asked him about helping create Justin Bieber’s latest album cover for PURPOSE.
Known to be influenced by Egyptian hieroglyphics and calligraphy from the Middle East and Asia, RETNA is a world-renowned graffiti artist whose celebrity commissions include Justin Bieber’s recent album cover, ‘Purpose,’ Louis Vuitton and Usher. This live exhibit marks the first time in RETNA’s artistic career that his designs be showcased on a luxury automobile!