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Strolling along the Marina boardwalk, it was hard to miss the crowd gathered around ERH Marine last Wednesday evening, March 28th. Residents and tourists alike came to see the incredible pop-up gallery De Otra Manera by Puerto Rican artist Sandro Figueroa García, famously known as Sen2.
Sen2’s style combines abstract art with modern pop and adds a graffiti twist. He plays with pops of bright color and gray scales, often combining the two in one piece. His works have a very 1960’s vibe with odes to iconic pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Along with being an artist, Sen2 is a writer and many of his pieces have messages within the canvas, mixing both of his creative mediums in one.
This collection contains 12 pieces, bringing New York flare to our Caribbean oasis. He may have started his artistic journey graffitiing along the streets of New York City but it is evident that he has progressed since then, combining different styles, working with multiple dimensions and mixed medias. Sen2 blurs the lines between graffiti and fine art.
Sen2 is here thanks to Smith & Watson Fine Furnishings, a New York based company that produces high-quality furniture for international markets. Sen2 created a statement piece chair that is on display in the gallery. The chair mixes traditional furniture with pop art bringing a whole new set of expectations for the world of art decor. While each piece is unique in its own way, the chair was definitely a centerpiece for the exhibit.
During the cocktail party, guests admired artwork, sipped on bubbly and snacked on delicious circling appetizers. Sen2 spoke, and spent time getting to know the guests at the gallery, a true treat! A portion of the proceeds made from the art sold is going to Hogar del Niño. Sen2 visited the Hogar del Niño and really appreciated his time there and is happy to be able to give back to the organization! Thank you to Sen2, Smith & Watson Fine Furnishing, ERH Marine, Vespa, Banco Lopez de Haro, and Casa de Campo for putting on such a lovely cocktail event and bringing such a creative and innovative artist to our community!
The following pictures were taken by Mairobi Herrera on March 28th 2018 during the cocktail party for the exhibition of De Otra Manera by Sen2: