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PAPER JAM

March 17, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

Vertical Gallery in Chicago has partnered with Australian print house Stupid Krap for their one-year anniversary show PAPER JAM curated by pop artist Ben Frost. The Australian artist is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism and sign-writing. The show theme is based on a contribution of 10 works by each artist, in addition having prints from Stupid Krap, and other original works. The exhibition is a perfect representation of the different styles of artists. PAPER JAM will run from April 5 to April 26.

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Ben Frost

Artist Line-Up

An international line-up of artists includes: Shark Toof (US), Anthony Lister (AU), James Jirat Patradoon (AU), Chris Cunningham (UK), Greg Gossel (US), Ben Frost (AU), Hebru Brantley (US), Denial (CA), Copyright (UK), Taylor White (US), Mark Drew (AU), Bridge Stehli (UK), Mysterious Al (UK), Michael Cain (AU), Dale Keogh (AU), Collin Van Der Sluijs (NL), and Numskull (AU).

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Colin Van Der Slujis

About Stupid Krap

Stupid Krap is a world-class, online print house that works with both emerging and established Australian and international artists in creating limited edition, yet affordable, artworks for audiences both locally and internationally. Encompassing many styles and genres of creativity, we continue to support young artists through ongoing releases, innovative exhibitions and site-specific installations.

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Copy Right

About Vertical Gallery

Vertical Gallery is committed to exhibiting and promoting urban, contemporary and street art. Established in 2013 in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood, the gallery focuses on work influenced by urban environments, street art, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. By bringing together local, national and international artists in eleven dynamic solo and group shows each year, Vertical Gallery encourages collectors and casual viewers into the exploration and discussion of urban-contemporary art.

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Vertical Gallery – Paper Jam Flyer