Sen2 (Sandro Figueroa Garcia) is a Puerto Rican self-taught graffiti writer and artist. 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 one of the founders of Mad Crew, which had great success in the artist’s native country. After having moved to the United States, 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 to developing mixed media works on canvases. He juxtaposes graphic lettering styles, 3-D elements, pop art imagery, and abstract art to create pieces in both grayscale and juicy colors.
While the artist’s paint application is reminiscent of 1950‘s action painting, most of his subjects are cartoon characters of the 1930‘s 40‘s (Mighty Mouse, Betty Boop, Batman) and iconic pop artists that include Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
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 color. Besides the fine art and pop culture references, all of Sen2’s pieces have graffiti elements in them to reflect his artistic roots and sophisticated style.
Sen2 has exhibited in numerous solo shows internationally, and was featured at Art Basel, Miami in 2013. He has collaborated with musicians that include Jennifer Lopez, Nas, Missy Elliot, and more.