POSE Creates Interactive Mural/Installation in Detroit for Library Street Collective
While spotlighting “up and coming talent”, CNN called POSE “One To Watch” in 2015, but we know otherwise. If you haven’t seen his work, then you haven’t been paying attention. This Chicago-based artists’ roots are in graffiti, having taken part in MSK (Mad Society Kings) crew and its proponents’ flagship store and gallery, The Seventh Letter. His style has definitely evolved since its beginnings. POSE pulls inspiration from everyday life. His work includes influence from street signs, cartoons and books as he creates dimensional and colorful murals and installations. POSE has shown his work in major cities across the globe, including Dubai, London, Los Angeles, New York and Miami.
Reaching a turning point in his art, POSE’s work is now transitioning to the three dimensional, adding physical pieces to his already vibrant repertoire. POSE is no stranger to the streets of Detroit, and has returned, on behalf of Library Street Collective, to create this large mural/installation in “The Belt”, a newly developed alleyway in downtown Detroit showcasing the works of artists from around the world.
Not only has POSE created another signature mural, he has included interactive elements, allowing viewers to become part of the mural. Under a worn down fire escape, you’ll find a colorful mural with a bench, staircase, swinging shutter and sign.
POSE has been visiting Detroit since the early ’00s and has been watching the city’s continual cycle of change, as he tries to support and promote it in any way he can.
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