Retna features on the cover of the latest issue of VNA magazine, no doubt he's one of the most talented and compelling graffiti based artists in the world today. We went to visit Retna in his LA studio where he shared some great insight into the thought process behind his work.
Mr. Nur isn't you're conventional street artist. This middle-aged homeless Indonesian man continues to use his time, effort and skills to spread messages about corrupt politics and other social ills.
This film finds Mr.Nur in South Jakarta painting alongside renowned graffiti writer BNE, who himself is dedicated to a cause - the BNE Water Project. bnewater.org/
Retna paints the "Tribute Wall" on the Wynwood Lofts building in Wynwood, Miami during winter 2011.
Special thanks to Primary Flight for arranging and making this mural possible and Douglas "Hox" Hoekzema for all of his hard work and support too!
Filmed by Peter Vahan
with additional footage by Colin Day
Timelapses/Editing by Peter Vahan
Music : Alchemist - Mamma (Instrumental)
Bob Marley - War