Thursday, December 20, 2012

Artist Marcus Jansen wins 5th Semiannual Dave Bown Projects competition -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Founded in 2005, the Dave Bown Projects focuses on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists. Past competitions have featured Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and other artists of historical significance whose works converge thematically because of their diverse use of color and geometry. Many of the artists who compete in the online project have exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Tate Britain (Turner Prize recipients), the Venice Biennale and other prestigious museums and art institutes worldwide.

The 5th Semiannual Competition was curated by Karl Hecksher (owner of K5 Editions, New York), Andrea Karnes (Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), and Mary Kate O’Hare (Curator of American Art at the Newark Museum) from submissions received from artists from over 30 countries. The work of 25 visual artists was juried by the panel into the online exhibition. A cash prize of $10,000 was awarded to winner Marcus Jansen, with Jesse Morgan Barnett, James Clar, Nichole Maury, Flavia Ribeiro, and Zimoun each receiving $1,000.

Marcus Jansen website
Dave Bown Projects website
My Interview with Marcus here
Marcus is one of my favorite artists and its great to see his work getting the recognition it deserves. Marcus also had a love for Purvis Young and you can even see Purvis' influence in Marcus' work.  If you are looking for contemporary work by an up and coming artist I would strongly suggest purchasing Marcus work now.  His prices are still low and he has smaller pieces that are every bit as good as the larger work.  GL

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