Jas Petersen is a Chicago-based visual artist and painter. Her work explores the concept of the Fastgirl, a singular fascination that has been at the center of the artist's work for over a decade. Through a series of coming of age portraits, Jas strives to cultivate a dialogue around identity, empowerment, and the female form. Her signature character establishes a future forward narrative with an unapologetic confidence and brazen femininity. In her more recent work, Jas shows interest in the relationship between her figures’ polished appearance and the arrangement of the physique, conveying emotions through a blend of body language and bravado.
Jas Petersen (US) Who You Are, 2019 acrylic and varnish on canvas 30 x 30 in....