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        Jeremy Yamamura "Japonaiseries" Print

        Jeremy Yamamura "Japonaiseries" Print

        We are very excited to release our first print from Jeremy Yamamura for our 9-Year Anniversary Show! Prints will be for sale at the gallery and online Saturday, April 2nd at noon (central time zone).


        Jeremy Yamamura (b. 1981) received his BFA in motion and video in Bordeaux France in 2004, and has been associated in the early 00’s to a local renown street crew with ethos to keep art raw and simple, without the embellishments and details of 90’s Wildstyle Graffiti, a much more direct and punchier approach.

        Jeremy’s project “DOGZZZ” started more than 20 years ago in the streets of Bordeaux. The characters initially inspired by a simple doodle took on various shapes and forms over time, always spreading a positive fun energy while giving a social commentary. Jeremy held his first exhibition in 2005 while living in London immersing himself in the center of electronica, drum’n bass and UK bass music scene.

        In 2006, Jeremy decided to go to Japan where he has been working ever since as an Art Director and Motion Animator for major companies including Nike, Beats and MTV to name a few.

        Dogzzz have been his best friends and his lifetime propaganda! This is Jeremy’s first time showing at Vertical.

        IG: @jeremy_yamamura

        Prints will begin shipping within a week of your order. We ship in 5" heavy-duty ULine cardboard tubes. Shipping is $45 USA/ $95 International. If purchasing multiple prints, we can combine up to two prints per tube for the same shipping price. For USA, we ship via UPS ground with signature required. For international orders, all import duties and fees are the responsibility of the buyer.

        Limit of one print color per person (For example, you may buy both prints, but not more than one of the same print). Please contact us if you have questions on shipping: or 773-697-3846

        Jeremy Yamamura
        Japonaiseries, 2022
        9-color Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 160 lb Cover
        22 x 22 in., 56 x 56 cm
        Edition of 35, signed and numbered by the artist
        Printed by POP!NK Editions

        Jeremy Yamamura
        Japonaiseries (variant), 2022
        4-color Hand-Pulled Screen Print on Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 160 lb Cover
        22 x 22 in., 56 x 56 cm
        Variant edition of 10, signed and numbered by the artist
        Printed by POP!NK Editions

        Vertical Gallery turns NINE

        Vertical Gallery turns NINE

        Vertical Gallery, Chicago’s premier urban-contemporary art gallery, is very proud to present ‘NINE,’ its nine-year anniversary exhibition.

        ‘NINE,’ which runs from April 2-23 at Vertical’s 1016 N. Western Ave. location, includes ten artists, each contributing nine original 12”x12” works. The show features Ben Frost, Mau Mau, Liz Flores, Jeremy Yamamura, FNNCH, Helen Proctor, Chris Uphues, Jamiah Calvin, 2choey and Flog. Vertical will also release new prints from Frost and Yamamura on opening day, and from Kayla Mahaffey on April 15.

        “We’re thankful to all of our artists and collectors for their support over the past nine years,” says Patrick Hull, owner of Vertical Gallery. “We’re thrilled to have this group of amazing artists in our anniversary show. With 90 original works and multiple print releases, there is something for everyone.”

        While Vertical originally planned to include nine artists in the ‘NINE’ roster, the gallery evolved the theme to encompass ten artists representing nine years — plus one to grow on. Many of the names will be familiar to longtime fans of the gallery. Australian Ben Frost has been exhibiting with Vertical since June 2013; he curated “Paper Jam,” its first anniversary show, and has headlined four art fair solo exhibits over the years. UK street artist Mau Mau, known for his mischievous fox, has also featured in numerous Vertical group shows as well as two solo shows.

        While 2choey from Bangkok is showing for his second time, following his participation in Vertical’s recent Winter Group Show, four of the ‘NINE’ artists are showing at the gallery for the first time. Tokyo-based Jeremy Yamamura brings his signature Dogzzz; San Francisco-based FNNCH offers his trademark honey bears; French artist Flog is showing for the first time in the U.S. with his whimsical “glass people” series; and Australian artist Helen Proctor will feature her colorful abstract landscape paintings.

        Last but not least, ‘NINE’ features three Chicago artists. Liz Flores, who participated in a couple of previous Vertical group shows, will present a solo exhibit at the gallery in December 2022, while Jamiah Calvin follows his sold-out September 2021 Vertical Project Space solo show with new drawings. Chris Uphues has participated in many Vertical group shows since 2015, and brings a new series of intricate acrylic paintings to the ‘NINE’ show.

        Vertical Gallery, established in April 2013 in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood, focuses on work influenced by street art, urban environments, graffiti, pop culture, graphic design and illustration. The gallery has distinguished itself as a pioneer through its consistent programming of significant emerging and established local, national and international artists.

        April 2 – 23, 2022
        Opening Day: Saturday, April 2nd, noon-6pm
        Vertical Gallery, 1016 N. Western Ave., Chicago