FORT MYERS, FL – (August 19, 2016) – Internationally-recognized artist Marcus Jansen, known as a leading figure in socio politically charged paintings over the last two decades, has partnered with ALLURE, the new, luxury 32-story condominium to be developed on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District to showcase his art on the walls of the recently-opened sales gallery.
Seven of Jansen’s masterpieces are on display in the beautiful ALLURE sales gallery, including Indian Reservoir, Guinea Pig, When the Wind Blows, and The Fisherman. The sales gallery, designed by Dwayne Bergmann, features a model of one of the elegant condominium residences with beautifully-designed vignettes of a kitchen, living room and dining room.
A celebratory event was held at the ALLURE sales gallery recently for the local community to showcase the artwork at ALLURE, celebrate the launch of the Marcus Jansen World Tour which kicked off in Italy this September, and to screen the new Marcus Jansen Documentary “Examine and Report.”
“I’m happy to celebrate the Museum world tour with Allure and the local community as Allure becomes more and more integrated into this community,” says Jansen. An American born painter, Jansen calls Downtown Fort Myers home. His 7,000 square foot UNIT A Studio and Residency houses his large and small works and archives exhibition information from over the last two decades.
Born in New York in 1968, Jansen has been called a pioneer in redefining urban landscape painting. He has also been called “a cartographer of conflict” while cleverly questioning authority master versus server or ruling class versus just the ruled. At the core of his work are human concerns, often mapping the impact of war on the urban environment and addressing topics such as excess surveillance and the military industrial complex. The magical feel of his paintings suggests these are nowhere spaces, but rather landscapes of loss.
Jansen’s paintings are a gestural mix of abstract expressionist landscape work, usually mixed with objective subject matters. His work is collected in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The New Britain Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution.” Marcus Jansen’s work is included in the U.S. Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, UNESCO in Paris France, listed in Who’s Who in American Art and his Museum collections include the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Russia, The New Britain Museum of American Art, The PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taiwan and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
The Jansen DECADE exhibition will be a part of the major XXI Triennale International Exhibition 2016, that takes place only once every 20 years, and brings a vast program of exhibitions, events, festivals and competitions to some of the most prestigious venues in Milan. Jansen’s exhibition will commence on September 3rd.
The documentary by John Scoular, “Examine and Report” is a film highlighting Jansen and featuring commentary by notorious art dealer Steve Lazarides and Robert Rauschenberg’s former longtime Art Production director/artist Lawrence Voytek and more. www.examineandreport.com
“DECADE” the book, showcases over 100 works of art by Marcus Jansen, eleven of which have been selected to show for the first time at the Triennale di Milano Museum, painted by the neoexpressionist painter and curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan Ph.D and Rossella Farinotti, in collaboration with Show Eventi Arte and Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi & Matthias Ritter.
Designed as a beautiful urban enclave, ALLURE will feature two architecturally-stunning towers housing 292 luxurious residences. A variety of thoughtfully-designed, open floor plans including one, two and three bedrooms are priced from the $300s to over $1 million.
ALLURE’s prime location in the Historic River District puts residents in the middle of all that is delightful about this newly-revitalized, historic, area of Fort Myers. The combination of historic landmarks and architecture, plentiful options for shopping, dining, and entertainment has resulted in the perfect live, work, play urban environment. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly historic downtown offers unlimited options. “In addition to all of our on-site amenities, Allure’s prime location provides our residents with five square miles of amenities right outside of their door,” says Bengochea-Perez.”
ALLURE boasts an array of resort-style building amenities: a private screening room with theater-style seating; state-of-the-art gym; riverfront promenade; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickleball by the pool, and many other luxury features.
Luxurious residence features at ALLURE include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, double ovens, and quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens. All residences feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. Charging stations for electric vehicles will also be provided.
To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294), option #1, or visit the sales gallery located at 1300 Hendry Street. Visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com.