RETNA (aka Marquis Lewis) is a grafitti artist who was born and raised in L.A. According to New Image Art, “His work merges photography with graffiti style and paint, time with color, couture with street culture, the spiritual with the sensual, and fluidity with grit. Whether his paintings hang in a gallery or wall on the streets of Los Angeles, they serve as a retina through which we view the urban journal of contemporary-art.” How’s that for inspiring?