Born in 1969, Sandro Figueroa Garcia, commonly known as Sen2, grew up in Canteras, a rough neighborhood of Santurce, Puerto Rico. But it wasn’t until a trip to New York City in the 1980s that Sen2 discovered the art of graffiti. And he was hooked in an instant.
Bringing his newfound passion back to Puerto Rico, Sen2 immersed himself in the subculture. In an age before the internet, he drew inspiration from black-and-white graffiti magazines, absorbing the styles and learning the techniques he would later put into practice. He ultimately moved to the South Bronx to further develop as an artist. However, amid the cityscapes and subways of NYC, he never forgot where he came from. It was at this point in his life that he met and joined the most famous graffiti team ever assembled in the world to date: Tats Cru.
With Tats Cru came opportunity; Sen2 traveled throughout Europe and the rest of the world. He found himself creating art for music videos, working with high profile recording artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Nas, and Missy Elliot. He was even commissioned by Robert De Niro. By the late 1990s, his talent spilled over into the world of fashion, as he applied his design skills for companies such as Tribal Gear, Miss Sixty, and Wildstyle Technicians. He also started his own brands, The Sen2 Collection and DirtyWaters. In early 2012, he established Many Styles, a fully equipped design studio where he continues to build on his thirty years of experience.
Sen2 has grown into one of hardest working contemporary artists in the world, with graffiti-abstract paintings now on display in galleries throughout Europe and the USA. Combining authentic graffiti with other styles, he uses vibrant colors, bold lettering, and a streetwise sensibility all his own to push the limits of fine art with every new canvas and installation.
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