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Gallery C in Dubuque, IA

Paco Rosic creations combine artistic elements of both movement and fine art, blending kinetic...

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September 12, 2015  To  October 2, 2015
Black Earth Gallery- Cedar Rapids, IA

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August 6, 2015  To  September 20, 2015
Polk Country Heritage Gallery Des Moiones, IA

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August 3, 2015  To  August 5, 2015
Kaiulani Gallery, Waterloo, IA

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January 10, 2006  To  February 10, 2006
Walls of Fame, Okoboji Art Museum, IA

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September 1, 2005  To  October 1, 2005
The Debut Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA

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June 1, 2005  To  August 8, 2005
Waterloo Museum of Art, Waterloo, IA

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May 8, 2004  To  June 15, 2004

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PRESS RELEASE-Iowa Artist Embarks On Reproduction of Sistine Chapel in Aerosol Michelangelo facsimile pushes medium of “graffiti art” to “high art” status.

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Iowa Artist Embarks On Reproduction of Sistine Chapel in Aerosol

Michelangelo facsimile pushes medium of “graffiti art” to “high art” status.

Waterloo, June 19: Iowa Artist Paco Rosic is set to begin work on a reproduction of the Sistine Chapel

created entirely with aerosol paint (aka spray paint).

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Rosic has pushed the envelope of the “spray paint can” for the past several years moving his art off the street and onto the canvas. Friends of the artist have encouraged him to emulate the masters as an exercise, this project is the ultimate task of not only imitation but adaptation of one medium to look like another.

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"This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” says Rosic. “I’m still learning, I’m always learning, I’ve got a long ways to go with this medium – but this project takes aerosol art one step closer to being accepted as high art.”

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To prepare for the project Rosic flew to Rome where he toured the Vatican art collections and was able to devote hours of study to the Sistine Chapel and learn more of the history of Michelangelo’s original project.

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“It was great to be there in person and experience the Sistine Chapel,” Rosic said. “I have been studying prints of the original trying to internalize each of the scenes and the emotion of this painting.”

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Born in 1979, Paco spent his first 12 years of life in a suburb of the once magnificent Sarajevo. He had his first art exhibit there. It was at a local hospital. He painted birds on the wall to take his mind off the pain of the needles that shot pain into his behind and those of many other children.

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Paco and his family escaped darkness of war-torn Bosnia into the light of Ludwigshafen, Germany. It was 1992, Paco was a teenager in a new land with new friends and new territory. Territory which he would claim as his own with the infamous b-boy group known as the Unique Wizzards.

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Germany felt good, but this was not the final stop for PAco. "You learn to live for just tommorrow. Without identity. Without country, " Paco says. In September of 1997 the Rosic Family arrived in Waterloo, Iowa. Paco fell into a depression, missing his life in Germany.

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Germany felt good, but this was not the final stop for PAco. "You learn to live for just tommorrow. Without identity. Without country, " Paco says. In September of 1997 the Rosic Family arrived in Waterloo, Iowa. Paco fell into a depression, missing his life in Germany.

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Germany and it's culture equipped Paco with unique talents as a dancer and graffiti artist. He turned to these to deal with the grief and depression he initially faced in America. Paco shared his work with his community college instructors and soon the word spread out about this young Bosnian spray paint artist.

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For three years he developed his technique and was enlisted to assist on a number of community-based projects including tagging garbage trucks and walls of abandoned buildings, and teaching high school students how to create graffiti art in sanctioned spaces. His work became the center of public outcry when he was commissioned to paint the interior and exterior of a building in historic downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa. This publicity from this worked to Paco's benefit as local newspapers displayed his work on the front page.

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Paco began to befriend other Iowa artists. Well-known artists like Gary Kelly stepped in to mentor and guide Paco’s many talents in not only aerosol, but with oil and pastels. Paco began to stretch his wings on canvas working through nudes to portraiture, paintings of Hollywood icons, and amazing atmospheric renderings of scenes in Europe. Paco's work has caught the eye of galleries in LA, Chicago, New York, Germany and of course in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Recently he and his family became U.S. citizens. "Now we have a country," Paco says. "To me this is the greatest country. I work my ass off here. But what I get back- friends, my family, a house, my art. America is the only place you can do this."

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