Hello My Name Is: Se2
Name: SE2 / SE II / SETWO
City/Country: Copenhagen, Denmark
When did you start writing?
I got interested in 1999 but I started in 2006
What’s graffiti for you?
A liquid form who keeps developing my perspective, challenge my view, and transform my motivation and focus over the years.
Back then, local heroes Code, Krom & Reset (RIP) DTC & EMC crews.
Tell us about your city, how is life and graffiti there?
Life’s good, painted trains constantly running and walls getting hit. A good amount of fresh writers and crews keep doing their thing. But we need more walls!
What keeps you still writing?
To wake up at 7am in the morning, eat breakfast with my girlfriend and then grab my bags and go out to meet my boys and potentially do the best piece i’ve had done and afterwards getting smashed at a nearby bar, talking shit and having a laugh. Of course with a silver marker in the pocket.
What first made you interested in graffiti and how did you end up on that track?
I grew up in a town outside Copenhagen, this place was so bombed everywhere, but it died out when authorities closed the hall of fame, I promised myself that they shouldn’t get away with it that easy ;).
What trends are you seeing now in the graffiti world that you don’t like?
I think there is a big streetart-wave slowly eating traditional graffiti, and nowadays I see festivals and graffiti-events with characters and fine mural art all the time- but where are the letters?
What do you do when you’re not painting?
Chilling with my girl. Doing abstract paintings on canvas. Watching football, cooking nice food, and enjoying good alcohol, Always trying to make life good. Partying and having fun.
How would you describe your style?
New school, with a personal twist.
Can you remember the first piece you did?
I did a lot with Reks (FSC) when i started out, and i remember I did some very ugly pieces back then. Thanks for the patience bro!
Travelling and painting; Especially Amsterdam, Barcelona, Lisboa and Athens are places I dream of experiencing and painting in the future.
Do you adapt your pieces and tags to the spot/surface?
Yes always, that’s why I have a couple of different styles I can switch between.
What do you think about the new generation of writers in your city?
Good to see that someone didn’t get stucked in their boys room playing counterstrike and drinking coca cola.
What are the best and worst aspects of graffiti?
Best: So much to do for a graffiti nerd; magazines, books, videos, update the blackbook, sketching and looking for new spots to paint.
Worst: jealousy, negativity and bitching among writers.
Who do you paint for?
Surround yourself with people who want you to succeed in every aspect of life. That’s my people, and the ones I paint for, besides myself. Love is the motivation.
What writers have inspired you?
Storm, Avelon31, Reks97, Toms, Ayres, Does, Revok, Woble, Osman to name a few.
Can you ever feel tired of graffiti?
Some years back I could sometimes feel tired of graffiti, but never at the moment. Graff is probably the best thing I know.
What do you hope people will think and feel when they see your stuff?
In some way, a different approach to letters and I hope they’ll see a man who’s deadly serious about his color schemes 🙂
Spray Paint: Montana Black all day every day!
City: Copenhagen & Berlin
Markers/pens: White Posca and silver pens
Surface: Concrete walls and rusty electric poles
Cap: The black with Orange dot