In this episode, Marcus Jansen talks about his unusual upbringing in both New York and Mönchengladbach, the influence of street artists and German Expressionists on his work, how he joined the US Army in 1989 and took part in the first Gulf War, how art saved him when he developed PTSD and how the war changed his both his political viewpoint as well as his art.
Accompanying images on consideringart.com
All images are © Marcus Jansen Studios – courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech, save for the top shot, that is courtesy Brian Tietz
You can see more of Marcus Jansen’s pictures on his website
His exhibition Victims and Victors at Almine Rech London continues until 19 February 2022