Part One (Enrique Torres) has the reputation of being one of the early graffiti style writing pioneers that created some of the most brilliant art works on New York City’s subway trains. He is a veteran of the golden years of New York City subway painting and considered a style master in the graffiti world specializing in his own brand of lettering which he started to develop in 1974.
From 1974 – 1985 he was one of the most accomplished artists on the New York City subway trains, in 1985 he took a brief hiatus from painting only to return in 1990 as a leading figure in the re-emergence of wild style pieces in murals in Harlem.
His art has been featured in the classic film Style Wars as well as the critically acclaimed book ‘Hip Hop Files’ by Martha Cooper and most recently the books, ‘Burning New York’, New York City Black Book Masters and ‘Graffiti Planet’. His biography – ‘Part One -The Death Squad Chronicles’ features his art, spanning more than 30 years.
Part One is active today painting both on canvas and on walls around the world. Recently he was a featured artist at the ‘Born in The Streets’ exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris.