Retna

El Mescalero

$ 4,656

Weight 1 kg
Edition size :

33

Dimensions :

49 cm x 38 cm (19.29 inch x 14.96 inch)

Paper :

Hahnemühle Etching created with ink Charbonnel.

Technique

Etching created with ink Charbonnel.

Signature :

Signed, named and numbered by the artist.

Year :

2018

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RETNA is coming back with a new Brimstone character called “El Mescalero”, this print is the first etching presented by Print Them All (Paris, France) in collaboration with MAIA Contemporary (Mexico City). This Brimstone character is like an alter ego of the artist who appears represented as an anthropomorphic creature with religious references and a mechanical device that seems to hide an ancient scroll that acts as a tongue.  This etching series has been created during Retna’s stay in Mexico for his solo show “The Long Count” organized by Maia Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO). During his stay, Retna had the occasion to visit the renowned studio Taller De Grabado of Fernando Sandoval in Oaxaca where he decided to create a series of etchings including “El Mescalero”.

“The Mescalero character shows his broken teeth, while drinking a mezcal bottle, wearing a rosary, and crosses in his clothes and forehead, broken bones, clothes out, cigarette in mouth. It’s the second etching of a Brimstone I have done, they’re really fun to do, fun to play around with the techniques, we did it in a beautiful studio in Oaxaca during the show.” Retna

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£3’650 INCLUDE £225.98 OF VAT, ONLY APPLIES TO COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. OTHER COUNTRIES: £3’424.71 ($4’500) WITHOUT VAT. SHIPPING AND INSURANCE INCLUDED WORLDWIDE.

RETNA is coming back with a new Brimstone character called “El Mescalero”, this print is the first etching presented by Print Them All (Paris, France) in collaboration with MAIA Contemporary (Mexico City). This Brimstone character is like an alter ego of the artist who appears represented as an anthropomorphic creature with religious references and a mechanical device that seems to hide an ancient scroll that acts as a tongue.  This etching series has been created during Retna’s stay in Mexico for his solo show “The Long Count” organized by Maia Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (MACO). During his stay, Retna had the occasion to visit the renowned studio Taller De Grabado of Fernando Sandoval in Oaxaca where he decided to create a series of etchings including “El Mescalero”.

“The Mescalero character shows his broken teeth, while drinking a mezcal bottle, wearing a rosary, and crosses in his clothes and forehead, broken bones, clothes out, cigarette in mouth. It’s the second etching of a Brimstone I have done, they’re really fun to do, fun to play around with the techniques, we did it in a beautiful studio in Oaxaca during the show.” Retna

Weight 1 kg
Edition size :

33

Dimensions :

49 cm x 38 cm (19.29 inch x 14.96 inch)

Paper :

Hahnemühle Etching created with ink Charbonnel.

Technique

Etching created with ink Charbonnel.

Signature :

Signed, named and numbered by the artist.

Year :

2018

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Retna

Los Angeles-based artist RETNA accesses spaces between text-based imagery and abstract emotive states with his mysterious lines of verse. Each block of text is a sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy and illuminated script. With influences from Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) and Native American typographies, RETNA’s distinctive language communicates a personal form of poetry. RETNA’s messages are masked in ciphers: words and meanings that are never immediately revealed, nor capable of being accurately translated. He employs ancient totemic symbologies as a baseline, overlaid with beats from the urban jungle (sourced from his background in Los Angeles, born from Pipil – western indigenous El Salvadorian – Cherokee, Spaniard, and African-American bloodlines. These diverse subcultures are channeled into his work, often accompanied (either in the studio or on the street) by a stream of ambient or musical sounds. It is this multi-sensory experience that is brushed onto the surface for RETNA: a synthesis of auditory and visual content, spontaneously manifested.

Los Angeles-based artist RETNA accesses spaces between text-based imagery and abstract emotive states with his mysterious lines of verse. Each block of text is a sophisticated system of hieroglyphs, calligraphy and illuminated script. With influences from Arabic, Egyptian, Hebrew, Anglo-Saxon (or Old English) and Native American typographies, RETNA’s distinctive language communicates a personal form of poetry. RETNA’s messages are masked in ciphers: words and meanings that are never immediately revealed, nor capable of being accurately translated. He employs ancient totemic symbologies as a baseline, overlaid with beats from the urban jungle (sourced from his background in Los Angeles, born from Pipil – western indigenous El Salvadorian – Cherokee, Spaniard, and African-American bloodlines. These diverse subcultures are channeled into his work, often accompanied (either in the studio or on the street) by a stream of ambient or musical sounds. It is this multi-sensory experience that is brushed onto the surface for RETNA: a synthesis of auditory and visual content, spontaneously manifested.

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