Pose - Paintings and Art
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Chicago, IL

Pose was chosen “One to Watch” by CNN in 2015 as part of their international television series featuring up-and-coming creative talents who are poised to be the next big names in culture. Modern pop artist Pose has been applauded for his inventive ability to take everyday, throw-away things and introduce them into the world to communicate something much deeper.

While his work relies on harnessing very simple human emotions like love, loss and triumph, it’s presented in a complex union of vivid colors and layered application that aims for something much more profound than what’s seen on the literal, surface level.

His attempt at making sense of the environment around him started with graffiti and has matured into a body of work with multiple dimensions and layers that are a pop blend of illustration, lettering and comic book aesthetics. “It could be a rundown bodega sign I saw on the way to the studio, the way gang graffiti got buffed, watching Dumbo with my daughters in the morning or a deep-seeded memory I’m trying to work through,” Pose says.