"Marcus is the innovator of Modern Expressionism. What initiated it for him, was the graffiti on the sides of subway trains when he traveled from the Bronx to Manhattan to sell his work on the street. This is somewhat reminiscent of Jackson Pollock learning to kneel with the Hopi Indians and throw sand to make sand pictures. That innovation may have been the beginning of Abstract Expressionism."
- Jerome A. Donson, Former Director of "The American Vanguard Exhibitions in Europe," (Action Paintings), 1961, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, NY)
Marcus Jansen has been called a "cartographer of conflict. " He's widely considered a pioneer in socially critical landscape painting. His works have been an important twenty year visual and critical commentary on the first part of the 21st century post 911 era after his Military discharge in 1997.
His paintings often depict a world in turmoil with hope, innocence, isolation and threat, often rooted in investigating economic, military and psychological power structures on our environment and psyche.
Jansen's first one man Museum show was held at "La Triennale di Milano Museum", in Milan Italy. Two monographs since have been published by Skira Editore Milan, Italy and Hirmer Verlag, Munich.
His corporate commissions include, Absolut Vodka, Warner Brothers, Illuminum, FIFA World Cup and Ford Motor Company.
Jansen's latest award winning film by Emmy Award winning filmmaker John Scoular is titled "Marcus Jansen - Examine and Report" will have it's first New York premiere, at the East Hamptons TV Festival in July 2019 and in 2020 at the New York City International Film Festival.
"Marcus Jansen is one of the most important American Painters of his Generation."
- Prof. Dr. Manfred Schneckenburger, (Art Historian and two time Documenta Kassel Curator 1977 and 1987)