Ausgehen & Shoppen
Marcus Jansen at Galerie Kellermann Germany
Marcus Jansen / Absolut Jansen
30 years of art Anniversary Exhibition
Galerie Kellermann Dusseldorf Germany
Marcus Jansen was born 1968 in Manhattan, New York City, educated in Moenchengladbach Germany.
Jansen's paintings are situated between contemporary and street art elements that explore the human condition using in large gestural landscapes with abstraction as real and real as abstract riding lines between fact and fiction, surreal and expressive.
Jansen a former US soldier was discovered by the renowned former Museum Director of the American Vanguard Exhibitions Europe 1961, Jerome A. Donson who referred to Jansen's work as being "reminiscent of the Ash-Can School” and named him the “innovator of modern expressionism" in 2005.
Two major books on Jansen’s work have been published alongside titles by Jean Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Francis Bacon and other by leading art book publishers Skira Editore Milan and Hirmer Verlag Munich.
Jansen belongs to the new generation of Absolut Vodka commissioned artists alongside previous painters such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Keith Haring.
He was first influenced by the Graffiti and Abstract Expressionist movement from his birth place New York City. Later by the German expressionist painters while being educated in Germany. His first solo Museum exhibition took place in Italy at the La Triennale di Milano Museum titled “DECADE” which travelled to the Zitadelle Museum in Berlin in 2018.
Jansen’s works are collected in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), The New Britain Museum of American Art, The PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, the Housatonic Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Documenta Kassel curator Prof Dr Manfred Schneckenburger referrers to Jansen as “one of the most important American painters of his generation.”