|SEN2 - Bushwick - Brooklyn|
Sandro Figueroa Garcia “Sen2”, was born in Canteras in 1969, a town in Santurce Puerto Rico. He lived here for most of his childhood and it was here that he was first introduced to art and naturally found a love for colors and artistic forms of expression. From the beginning Sen2 was introduced to graffiti and inspired through what he saw in graffiti magazines, art from artists in L.A, such as Slick & Hex, but it wasn’t until later in the mid 80s during his travels to N.Y.C. that catapulted his passions further. While in N.Y.C he started seeing many different art styles, this is what inspired him to come up with his own flow & style. Returning to Puerto Rico Sen2 began practicing “aerosol art”, the term given for graffiti and street art in Puerto Rico in the early 1980’s. Following his passion for art, commissioned work soon followed in which he performed with other artists such as Rek, Ske, Soze. Relocating to New York City in the mid 1980’s and continuing to see graffiti on the walls and trains throughout the 5 boroughs furthered his fascination to the arts and lead him deeper into the art world.
The borough of “The Bronx” is where Sen2 decided to reside and it was here that he partnered up with the legendary TATS-CRU. Growth progressed naturally and honing his skills throughout the years has brought along many opportunities to create art internationally. This undying love for the arts has allowed him to express himself artistically to other parts of world such as Europe, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, France and Russia. Sen2’s work has been exhibited internationally and has been described as eccentric and captivating. Working primarily with acrylics, his mixed media works combine loud vivid colors and textures creating a highly unique style and energy on canvas. Traveling has opened his eyes and creating art has been and continues to be a blessing.
Multi-talented and very artistically inclined, in 1998 Sen2 started designing for clothing companies such as Tribal, FJ560, Wildstyle Technicians and Miss Sixty. Sen2 loved working with the fashion industry so much that in 2004 he decided to start his own clothing collection called Sen2 Collection, Inc 1986. His clothing still continues to be manufactured in the South Bronx with his partner Leo Marte. His mission through clothing is to pass along his unique vision of the roots and history of graffiti to the next generation through fashion and design.
Sandro “Sen2” Figueroa still continues to reside in the city that never sleeps, Bronx, NY. Here Sen2 still continues to draw inspiration from his surroundings, which happens to be one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Inspiration comes from everywhere but most importantly from his family... Lisa, Nick and Senlee.
We are very proud to be showing artwork by SEN2 for the Hello World exhibit opening on April 20, 2013 at The Service Station. #HelloWorld