Seca (seca_one) is an internationally recognised street artist based in Blackpool, UK. Seca started experimenting with spray paints to pass the time at 14 years of age. This experimentation developed into a passion when he discovered a disused train bridge covered top to bottom in graffiti; sparking a series of questions…
“How did this get here?
Who created this?
Why is it here?
When do they paint it?”
After seeing that disused train bridge, Seca was hooked on graffiti and completely intrigued by the mystery surrounding it. For the next three years he painted solo; mainly toy (novice) letters and comic style characters.
At 17 years old, he faced a few life challenges and made a few bad choices. However, he still managed to get a place at university but because of some of the difficulties in his life at that time, he ended up dropping out after only one month there. Seca’s life began to spiral a little bit and as a result of personal demons and struggles with addition, he didn’t pick up a spray can or create any artwork for the next 14 years.
In November 2011, whilst in a treatment centre in Manchester, Seca faced some complications with his recovery and found himself in intensive care. Having survived this ordeal, he was moved to a rehabilitation unit for three months to recover. It was during this time that he rekindled his passion for creating and this became a main focus in his recovery.
Since 2014, Seca has been practising photorealism portraits and objects on a large scale; both in the UK and further afield. Painting from Cumbia to London and Mexico to Morroco (where you can find his largest mural to date – at 10 metres high!), Seca has well and truly re-established his love for graffiti. In fact,
Seca continues to paint large scale murals commercially and as private commissions. With his creativity at an all-time high, he has many more exciting projects lined up too… Watch this space!