ABOUT THE ARTIST
A lauded and growing figure in a bi-coastal subculture that comprises skateboarders, graffiti artists, and West Coast surfers, Terrence Nguyen, also known as Senz Wen, is best known for his humorous imagery, hand-drawn letters, and surreal characters. Finding inspiration from skateboard magazines, childhood cartoons, and contemporary urban culture, Nguyen practices drawing, painting, and mixed-media to create an enigmatic and recognizable style. Nguyen is also a graffiti artist, working on the streets of San Diego since 2004, where his tag name, "Senz Wen" was created. He views graffiti as a vital method of communication, one that keeps him in touch with a larger, more diverse audience than can be reached through the traditional spaces of a gallery or museum. His work has been shown at Gym Standard, Parachute Factory, Warehouse 1425, Thumbprint Gallery, and on streets, pits and trains all over San Diego.
© Senz Wen 2015