Creaky staircases, midnight runs, and subway tracks are only the beginning of the exciting adventures of POSE, a renowned graffiti artist. Through stories from his youth, POSE illustrates the numerous virtues that he learned from graffiti, suggesting its value as an alternative to traditional classroom education.
Named “One to Watch” by CNN in 2015 as part of their international television series that shines a light on up-and-coming creative talent set to be the next big names in culture, modern pop artist POSE has been applauded for his inventive ability to take everyday, throw-away things and introduce them into the world to communicate something much deeper. While his work relies on harnessing very simple human emotions like love, loss, and triumph, it is presented in a complex union of vivid colors and layered application that aims for something much more profound than what is at the literal, surface level. His works have been featured in galleries spanning the globe, including Dubai, London, New York and Los Angeles. His aim to promote community engagement and outreach has received press from the likes of The New York Times, BBC News, Vanity Fair, and Forbes.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx