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Pose

American, b. 1980

Chicago native Jordan Nickel, aka Pose, has become one of the world’s foremost graffiti-style fine artists. In addition to his formal training, his artistic practice is deeply rooted in his graffiti experience and his immersion in traditional sign painting. Inspired by the streets, comic books, cartoons, and pop art, his compositions—whether on a wall or on canvas—burst with bright color, energy, and a pileup of fragmented, overlapping images. He is a member of The Seventh Letter, an acclaimed West Coast artist collective, and Mad Society Kings (MSK), a world-renowned graffiti crew. He has painted murals all over the world and his studio work has been shown at galleries from London and Dubai to New York and Los Angeles.