We are excited to present the second instalment of our ‘Artists in Focus’ series, in which we take a closer look at each of our artists, their achievements, exhibitions and most popular artworks, as well as some new releases!
This week we are reacquainting ourselves with See One…
See One is a self-taught, New York native with a big imagination. He has been exhibiting his work since 2007, with shows in New York, the Hamptons, and London; and countless large-scale murals in and around Brooklyn. With two distinctive styles, See One’s art is instantly recognisable and increasingly popular as he continues to explore new avenues in which to present his work.
“A prominent Brooklyn-based graffiti writer and illustrator who has dedicated his life to making it happen for himself. Just like other careers, being a professional artist requires business sense, strategic economical thinking, a dedication to the craft and creative versatility”
– Huffington Post
Comic books, Japanese animation and the colourful graffiti of the late 80s and 90s have inspired See One’s art, which has come to focus on the adventures of his mischievous dragon character, Miru. This little blue character, famous for his toothy grin and red stripe appears on the streets of New York, in the artist’s public work including murals, stickers and wheat pastes. Miru has also expanded into comic books, apparel, magazine publications and video projects. This connects See One with a wide audience, with his childhood influences giving his artwork universal appeal.
The comic-book adventures of Miru are in contrast with See One’s abstract works, with the term ‘Shards’ created by the artist in 2009 to describe the shapes within his artwork that resemble broken glass. See One uses the jagged lines of broken glass to create complex, layered imagery on large scale murals in New York.
“In my lifetime, Art is my lifeline”
– See One
See One has painted murals at Miami’s Art Basel, been commissioned by Absolut Vodka and Red Bull, and most recently he has contributed to the Tag the Jewels worldwide street art project. See One was also featured in Wooster Collective 10th Anniversary Magazine, reviewing the past 10 years of influential New York City graffiti and street art culture.
A familiar face in New York’s street art scene, See One has caught the attention of the worldwide press, click on the links below to read more…