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Marcus Jansen

by Josh Rubin in Culture on 10 August 2006

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For the past 30 years, Manhattan-born artist Marcus Jansen has been defining the term "urban expressionist" with his mixed-media canvasses that blend realism, graffiti, and abstract techniques. Exploring the "beauty and contradiction" of cityscapes, his richly layered compositions incorporate text clipped from newspapers, digital prints, and more recently, stencils. For the series here, Jansen used designs by Stencil1 that fit thematically with his subject matter, skillfully integrating the crisp lines of the stencils with his spontaneous brushstrokes. Check out more recent images here and preorder his forthcoming book Modern Urban-Expressionism from his website.

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