Modern pop artist POSE’s work relies on harnessing deceptively simple human emotions like love, loss, and triumph and presenting them in complex unions of vivid colors and layered applications that express something much more profound than what’s apparent at the surface level. His first monograph chronicles this process in every stage, presenting an eye-popping collection of street art, murals, collaborations, and gallery work. It features 50+ paintings and sculptures as well as an intimate look inside the artist’s studio. Named “One to Watch” by CNN in 2015 as part of an international television series that shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture, POSE has been applauded for his ability to take seemingly “everyday” and disposable items and re-introduce them into the world as carriers of a much deeper meaning. Edition is limited to 1500 copies and includes limited prints, including a hand-pulled 1 color “Color Study” screen print signed by the artist.
ABOUT ROGER GASTMAN:
Roger Gastman is a collector, curator, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist. He started writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland, and later parlayed his love for it into a legitimate career, becoming a trusted mediator between the underground art scenes and mainstream culture. He founded and co-published Swindle magazine and has authored many highly sought-after art books. As the founder and creative director of RRE, he has transformed graffiti and street artists into internationally-recognized stars. Gastman has been involved in critically-acclaimed documentaries: Infamy, Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop (which earned an Academy Award nomination for best documentary), The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN, and WALL WRITERS. He co-authored The History of American Graffiti, co-curated the groundbreaking MoCA Los Angeles’ Art in the Streets exhibit, and curated PUMP ME UP: D.C. subculture of the 1980s at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Gastman remains a maverick in brand consulting and works tirelessly to cement art and graffiti into the contemporary landscape. #streetpizza