POSE
Beach Party, 2012
About the Artist
Overview
American , b. 1980, Evanston, Illinois, based in Chicago, Illinois
Biography

Jordan Nickel, aka POSE, began making graffiti in 1992. In the years since then, he has expanded his vigorous career to include gallery shows of his mixed-media paintings and works on paper, trips around the world to tag with other graffiti artists, and the cofounding of a creative agency, We Are Supervision, that focuses on large-scale, hand-painted signs and murals. “I’m stoked man, every day is like a freebie right now,” he once said about his career. Inspired by the streets, fellow graffiti artists, 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. Humor meets violence in POSE’s works, which may contain references to crime, cops, and destruction next to images of bananas, melting ice-cream cones, or open sardine tins.

Solo Shows on Artsy
2016
Jordan Nickel (POSE): FRANKLY, Library Street Collective
Group Shows on Artsy
2013
POSE AND REVOK, Uphill Both Ways, Jonathan LeVine Projects
Fair History on Artsy