Exhibitor listing

Maddox Gallery

Maddox Gallery Ltd
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ABOUT

  • Cordelia de Freitas Director

Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Retna born Marquis Lewis  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • Retna born Marquis Lewis - A Destination To The Legacy Of Great Achievements. Who Lives Above The Clouds Aligning The Wings Of Man’s Imagination

      A Destination To The Legacy Of Great Achievements. Who Lives Above The Clouds Aligning The Wings Of Man’s Imagination

    • Retna born Marquis Lewis - FORGOTTEN DIALECTS, 2014

      FORGOTTEN DIALECTS, 2014

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  • NICLAS CASTELLO

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  • Michael Moebius

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  • THE CONNOR BROTHERS

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  • BRADLEY THEODORE

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  • David Yarrow  (+)

    Artist's Objects:

    • David  Yarrow - Old Testament

      Old Testament

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Old Testament - David  Yarrow

David Yarrow

Old Testament

LARGE: 71” x 71” (180 cm x 180 cm)
STANDARD: 52” x 52” (132 cm x 132 cm)
Edition of 12

Dinokeng, South Africa 2017
This is as good as I can do. The best ideas tend to be simple and the best photographs can often have simplicity at their heart, rather than intimacy or visual overload. The paradox is that this simple portrait was the product of fairly complex working arrangements in the field.

Unlike many of my lion shots, this was not taken with remote controls, it was camera in hand. I was in a two-man cage, with my assistant behind me controlling the door with a rope. The minimum distance I could feel safe was about 25 feet and this required the use of a 200 mm lens – long for me, but the outstanding lens in Nikon’s telephoto range.

In my view, the best time to photograph lions is about half an hour after sunrise. The light gets stronger by the minute and this allows for a faster shutter speed or more depth of field. The face of the lion could not be sharper – every detail is there and he is looking right into my eyes – as he is transfixed. Three steps forward and the cage door closed and with it the opportunity.

The image is timeless and the backlit dust adds to its elemental and rather biblical mood. I thought that we should call it The Old Testament. The image was taken with the help of Kevin Richardson – The Lion Whisperer – who does more to raise awareness for the plight of the lion than anyone I know.

FORGOTTEN DIALECTS, 2014 - Retna born Marquis Lewis

Retna born Marquis Lewis

FORGOTTEN DIALECTS, 2014

ENAMEL, ACRYLIC, CRYSTALLINE AND LEATHER ON CANVAS

A Destination To The Legacy Of Great Achievements. Who Lives Above The Clouds Aligning The Wings Of Man’s Imagination - Retna born Marquis Lewis

RETNA

A Destination To The Legacy Of Great Achievements. Who Lives Above The Clouds Aligning The Wings Of Man’s Imagination

2013
244 by 244cm
Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas

Marquis Duriel Lewis, better known as Los Angeles-based street artist Retna, enjoys a global reputation as one of the most prominent and wealthy street artists of our time. His work has featured all over a Louis Vuitton store in Miami, an opera house in San Francisco, Los Angeles’ Olympic bid video, Justin Bieber’s latest album cover and more recently, a highly successful collaboration with Marvel hit movie Black Panther.

Born in 1979, Retna was introduced to the Los Angeles mural scene at an early age and has led one of the largest graffiti art collectives in the city since he was in high school. Rather than attend art school, he focused on street art, and soon became a global sensation.