Sandro Figueroa García, artistically known as SEN2, was born in 1969. He grew up in Canteras, a rough neighborhood of Santurce, Puerto Rico. In the golden age of graffiti during the 1980’s, SEN2 was a founding member of Mad Crew. After moving to the United States mainland, SEN2 became a member of the legendary Tats Crew, a group of prominent New York-based graffiti artists and muralists. SEN2 evolved from spraying wild-style pieces on trains and walls in the Big Apple to developing mixed media works on canvases. He moved from classical New York graffiti writing to a combination of graphic lettering styles with 3-D elements, imagery of pop art, and abstract art techniques.
While some of the artist’s paint application is reminiscent of the 1950’s action painting, the artist also refers to iconic pop art as one of his passions. One can recognize the inspiration of Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein’s in his works, while incorporating his signature urban style from the streets of New York.
Classic American and Puerto Rican patterns or subjects, such as flags or the Statue of Liberty, are mixed with dynamic brush strokes and gestural splashes of vibrant tropical color. Besides the references to fine art and pop culture, all of SEN2’s pieces have graffiti elements in them to reflect his artistic roots and sophisticated style.
SEN2 blurs the lines between graffiti and the fine art. Since 2001, his artwork has been on display around the globe, exhibiting in numerous solo and group shows in America and all throughout Europe. His works are currently in exhibit in Montreal, Canada and at Biaggi & Faure Fine Art, Puerto Rico.
In 2013, paintings by SEN2 were featured at one of the most important art fairs for contemporary art worldwide: Art Basel, Miami. SEN2 has also created art for music videos, working with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Nas, and Missy Elliot.