Jordan Nickel, a.k.a. POSE, blends elements of Pop art, comic books, cartoons, and street art in his energetic, fragmented murals and paintings on canvas. The artist layers together colorful images of familiar objects and motifs—old-school television sets, tinned sardines, faceless men, and teary-eyed women, for example—as he explores themes of love, loss, and triumph. POSE embraces a crisp illustration style and vibrant, high-contrast color palettes. He got his start in graffiti at age 12, enticed by the colorful lettering. POSE graduated from Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 and has since exhibited in Basel, Dubai, London, New York, Detroit, and Los Angeles, among other cities. He is a member of the street art collective Mad Society Kings and the West Coast art collective The Seventh Letter, and he makes sculptures and merchandise as well.