From Robert Henri, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky to Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jansen is an American, or better a New Yorker, down to the marrow. I think he represents, together with British artists Cecily Brown and Peter Doig, the best part of the great contemporary art on the rise in terms of criticism, audience and market. Paolo Manazza, Art Critic, Milan, Italy
The first major monograph on the American artist. Marcus Jansen is a cartographer of conflict. He has been called a pioneer in redefining urban landscape painting for the last two decades. Jansen transforms landscapes into critical social commentary in an era of globalization and a growing new world order while exploring the human condition often working paradoxes and drawing parallels between historic and contemporary events and references. Steve Lazarides is an English art gallery owner best known for his role as agent for the graffiti artist, Banksy. He is noted as one of the first figures to help popularise street art, and as an authority on the latest trends in underground art.