PICTURE THIS: Marcus Jansen – The Future is Now

The amazing work of Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
The amazing work of Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Opening for Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Opening for Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery

Serendipity happens rarely but when it does, the thrill and indulgence can be paramount. Walking down the gallery row of Orchard Street, AF came upon an opening and it was arresting enough at the front window where a baby doll is caught in a trance in front of a TV set. “You must go inside”, someone yelled and we’re glad to walk in to discover it was the opening for Marcus Jansen and his solo exhibition Future Ground. Lauded as having a great museum pedigree with visits from the MoMA and Guggenheim officials scheduled after his opening but the public got first dibs to marvel at his Urban Expressionism. Featuring a very apocalyptic and surveillance heavy state where faceless authorities lay to waste our landscape and leave you questioning about what the future holds. The two dimensional works were astounding and most likely endorsed by Rauschenberg touting Jansen as his heir apparent. Marcus Jansen can take it all in stride and know that his hard work finally paid off. It may be a bleak future in his world but his artistic career is assured of a brighter one. The future in art is made now and we were lucky to witness it that night.

 

Marcus Jansen: Future Ground : Opened last March 4, 2014

Gallery Hours: Monday  Sunday (12 to 7 pm)

Castle Fitzjohns Gallery 98 Orchard Street. NYC, NY 10002

 

Text by: Oscar A. Laluyan

Photography by: Max Noy Photo

Artist Marcus Jansen
Artist Marcus Jansen
Brooke McGowan Curator and Director of Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Brooke McGowan Curator and Director of Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Downstairs at the secondary market collections of Castle Fitzjohns
Downstairs at the secondary market collections of Castle Fitzjohns
This is ART Night on the LES
This is ART Night on the LES
Opening for Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Opening for Marcus Jansen at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Perusing the work of Marcus Jansen at his opening in Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
Perusing the work of Marcus Jansen at his opening in Castle Fitzjohns Gallery

 

 

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar Laluyan

Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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