A fast girl is an intelligent and rebellious hybrid force in the contemporary Art world. A fast girl is Chicago's Jas Petersen.
Jas Petersen's Coming of age portraits, Fast Girls, explore all forms of consumption in contemporary society. Jas respects the female form as the centerpiece in defining both the heroes and villains of current day.
The woman's body is the historical barometer of documented beauty. The female form will always define the era acting as the pinnacle for which all other cultural institutions look to define their inspiration. From Aphrodite to Athena and onward the woman was born the muse, the mother, the daughter, the caregiver and the heartbreaker. The woman is all things inspired and it is through the body, eyes, and mouth of the form that all people move in confidence or defeat through their world.
Petersen is a graduate from The Art Institute of Chicago, and the daughter of an Ecuadorian and Danish first generation american household of entrepreneurs. Jas began immersing in street art in the midst of her traditional works in 2016 living in New York City. Since Jas of Chicago has explored murals through out her home city and beyond from Miami's Art Basel, Denmark, Greece and Mexican cities like Guadalajara. If any artist in this decade is perfectly blending street art and contemporary practices, it's the fast girls magic from brush to can or canvas to walls.