The Art of Marcus Antonius Jansen
A leader since 1997 in modern urban expressionism, bringing a new sophistication to urban art – Marcus Antonius Jansen Book Release 2006
Location: American Art Gallery – 14 rue des Jardins, St. Paul – 75004 Paris France
Contact: Michaela Jansen, 239-369-0846
“The visual aquivalent to Hip Hop’s sampling techniques” – Lodown Magazine, Berlin Germany
“His works carry the profound imprints of Pollock, Basquiat, and Rauschenberg which are drip painting, graffiti, and collage. Differing from them, Jansen opts for the figurative” – Zurban Magazine, Paris, France
“The initial rush of activity that Jansen invests at the beginning of a piece is retained in the painting’s tangible sense of motion which, along with his use of graffiti-like colors, helps create his signature style” – Lifescapes Magazine, Los Angeles, California
New York native and leading Modern Urban Expressionist Marcus Antonius Jansen will be featured in issue (#54) with a four page indepth interview in English in LODOWN Magazine, Berlin Germany. Previous leading artists featured were John Powers, David Ersser, Futura, Ron English, Kaws, the Clayton Brothers, James Jarvis. The magazine is distrubuted in Japan, HK, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, South Africa, Europe, North America, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico.
Available Dec. 01.2006. www.lodownmagazine.com
This is an exclusive interview with the “innovator of Modern Expressionism” according to Jerome A. Donson (Director of the American Vanguard Exhibitions Europe 1961). Jansen, managed to convert his life from a Soldier in the Gulf War to a leading Urban Contemporary artist and self made entrepreneur depicting often times forgotten urban scenarios in our modern settings including elements such as graffiti art while implementing social and political truth. Jansen, listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” marquis publication has appeared on French, LCI national TV and Fox 4 News TV this year.
He has been commissioned by Ford Motor Company as their Centennial artist in 2003 and has exhibited in exhibitions with art royalty such as Robert Rauschenberg. Jansen, is referred to in Paris France as the American “Pope” of Urban Expressionism and is collected in respected Galleries, Museums such as recently the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washingon D.C and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan . He was also selected for the 49th festival, Société des Beaux Arts de Garches France that has a reception on November 13. 2006 and was crowned “Best in Show” at the recent Juried competition (Strange Cities), The Unique and the Unusual in the Urban Landscape at Cheslea New York’s Gallery 27.
His soley committed Jansen Gallery is located in Paris France where Jansen is on permanent display for viewers to acquire and collect his work.