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"The Urban landscape is this century's center of happenings, good and bad. It is also where most of us have to be associated with at one point in order to survive and make money."
Marcus Antonius Jansen


American expressionist artist American Urban Art


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Marcus Jansen - Artist Information

 

Artist Biography
Name: Marcus Antonius Jansen
Born: 1968 in Manhattan New York

Marcus Jansen had his first exhibition in 1974 at New York City's prestigious Park Avenue Lever House at age six. Over 30 years have passed for the now multiple Biennial and International award winning painter who managed to change his career from a Gulf War Soldier to transforming ordinary gray streets into some of the most sophisticated and characteristic urban paintings to date.

Jansen is a leader in this Century's growing dimension of Urban-contemporary artists that are quickly changing the face of traditional and non traditional art and visual media. He highlights the beauty and forgotten in our 21st. Century largely neglected urban areas sharing his experience and observations with his audience through objects and human traces. "What used to be the fields for Van Gogh, is for my generation the urban environment" says Jansen.

The recently crowned “New Artist of the Year” 2005 by the Alliance for the Arts, has been juxtaposing sophisticated, complex and culturally as well as socially inspiring works since his military discharge. Fluent in the German language, Jansen has traveled extensively to places like SW and SE Asia and lived in different parts of Europe since a young age. He was commissioned by Ford Motor Company as their Centennial artist in 2003 and has exhibited with famous artists such as Robert Rauschenberg. Jansen, is referred to in Paris France as the American "Pope" of Urban Expressionism and has exhibitions in respected Galleries and Museums such as the Tampa Museum of Art, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art and the Southwest Florida Museum of History. The solely committed Jansen Gallery is located in Paris France in the Famous "Le Marais" Art District American Art Gallery.


 

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