Seen

US born and based Richard Mirando, also known as SEEN, is an outstandingly talented artist; he has been spray-painting since he was 11. He started by creating subway graffiti and now is worldwide best known for his vibrant lettering and the remarkable illustration of cartoon characters like Wonder Woman, Hulk and the Smurfs. SEEN’s works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Seen

US born and based Richard Mirando, also known as SEEN, is an outstandingly talented artist; he has been spray-painting since he was 11. He started by creating subway graffiti and now is worldwide best known for his vibrant lettering and the remarkable illustration of cartoon characters like Wonder Woman, Hulk and the Smurfs. SEEN’s works are featured as a part of the opening of URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

New Yorkers are familiar with SEEN’s work since the early ‘70s. At the time when people were not so familiar with graffiti he took the challenge as a game and choose a style that improved every time. He grew up to become a legend in the graffiti art scene. Together with his crew, the United Artist (UA), he was a pioneer painting of top-to bottom cars and his fascination with comic heroes and TV cartoons lead him to add exceptional illustrations to his tags. SEEN has exhibited his artwork in numerous galleries in the States cooperating with other great name artist. He opened a tattooing studio, which became great success and was published in Martha Cooper and Margo Thompson’s books. Known as the Godfather of Graffiti, his impact in the creation of this scene is huge. In the recent years he also started producing 3D sculptures, mixed media work with materials from the streets and an amazing hand-painted limited edition NY subway maps.

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