In his work we recognize our physical and emotional world in the sparkle of oil slicks on the pavement, amid the flowers and detritus, and in the objects abandoned in the streets. His paintings record our culture’s spiritual wounds and voids, and our apathy. His work compels us to see where, and how, we live now. He reconciles opposites, identifying the elegance in the tawdry and decrepit, glorify the pure object severed from conventional beauty, balance ugliness with lightness and delicacy, and juxtapose grimness with playfulness. Open vistas erase time as they sweep us from present to past and back again.
Marcus Antonius Jansen “Modern Urban Expressionism”
Date: October 23rd – November 9th, 2008
Open: Wed – Sun 11:00 – 19:00
Address: Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
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