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Art | November 24, 2008 |

GOGO Gallery Presents: Modern Urban Expressionism – The Art of Marcus Antonius Jansen

Dates: December 02 – 07 . 2008

Location: ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH – The Bridge Artfair booth 41 – December 2

www.marcusjansen.com
 
New York native Marcus Antonius Jansen is noted by many for redefining the term Urban Expressionism over the last decade.

His works have been included in International Biennials as well as museum collections such as the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Russia, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art in Taiwan and the Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C . He has been awarded his place in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in Visual Art and Who’s Who in International Art alongside some of the most noteworthy men and women in today’s art world.

His latest appearance is on the cover of The International Review of African American Art, noted as “one of the most important painters of his generation”.

Jansen is not afraid to be ideological, an epithet that’s unfairly earned a bad name in these contentious political times. We recognize the delicious turmoil, the chaos, the simultaneous destruction and construction that comprise contemporary urban life. Applying his survivor’s and artist’s instinct to be alert, he urges us: “Pay attention. These are the pieces of your city, pieces of your life.”

In his work we recognize our physical and emotional world in the sparkle of oil slicks on the pavement, amid the flowers and detritus, and in the objects abandoned in the streets. His paintings record our culture’s spiritual wounds and voids, and our apathy. His work compels us to see where and how we live now. He reconciles opposites, identifying the elegance in the tawdry and decrepit, glorify the pure object severed from conventional beauty, balance ugliness with lightness and delicacy, and juxtapose grimness with playfulness. Open vistas erase time as they sweep us from present to past and back again.

Jansen was recently also commissioned by Warner Brothers Hollywood for an interpretation of The Wizard of Oz. Artists His work (E Pluribus Unum) will be in a traveling exhibition officially starting from the Ocean Drive Headquarters during Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 and ending at the LACMA Museum in Los Angeles in 2009.

We invite you to join us at: Bridge Art Fair Miami Wynwood, NE 1st Avenue and NW 34th Street December 2-7.

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH
The Bridge Artfair booth #41
December 2
11 am-6 pm VIP First Look Preview
6 pm Opening-Night Party

tel: 305.576.0696
email: robertcasterline@aol.com
web: www.marcusjansen.com
web: www.bridgeartfair.com
 

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