See One is a self-taught, New York native with a big imagination. Comic books, Japanese animation and the colourful graffiti of the late 80s and 90s have inspired his distinct artwork, 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. This style has come to represent New York’s brand of contemporary abstraction, and is set to take London by storm.
See One has been exhibiting his work since 2007, with shows in New York, the Hamptons, and SoHo. In between painting murals at Miami’s Art Basel, he has been commissioned by Absolut Vodka for a promotional event featuring his abstract work. 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.