Photo: Marcus Jansen at STUDIOS41, preparing for his show in Unit C, at Almine Rech, London, Victims and Victors 2022.
24-hour affordable and accessible Artist Co-up studio loft style space of it's kind in Southwest Florida in collaboration with The Marcus Jansen Foundation, founded by Marcus and his wife Sabrina Jansen.
Studios 41, which Jansen himself used as his own second studio space from 2020 - 2021 transition, is an artist co-up loft studio units that leases individual loft units to specifically artist practices at monthly and annual lease options in mostly group spaces, but also private spaces.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian that devastated our community where many artists lost everything including their studio spaces and never recovered,
Studios 41 is in attempt to help fix part of the void.
Marcus Jansen is a 55 year old world-renowned painter, known as the founder of the former Fort Myers Downtown iconic studio space, UNIT A from 2009-2016 and widely considered SW Florida's number one most internationally renowned painter with works in museum collections globally around the world.
Gulfshore Life Magazine crowned Jansen, "Man of the Year" in 2022 and sited him being,
"the only and Blue-Chip artist in all of SW Florida since Robert Rauschenberg."
The artist has been a catalyst to transforming neighborhoods and giving back to his community for years, bringing attention to often forgotten neighborhoods and buildings and turning them into artist hot spots as he did with his first public studio, UNIT A on Evans Ave, and MLK Blvd which became a catalyst of the Fort Myers downtown art scene with over 7000 sq. ft. of loft space drawing an international audience and visitors from as far as Switzerland, Germany and Paris, that permanently changing the culture and neighborhood in Downtown between 2009-2016.
Many other businesses followed that transformation into what's now known as Gardner's Park.
Jansen received the Key to the city in Fort Myers, Florida in 2012, by then Mayor Randy Henderson as a celebration of his impact on the local community during his ABSOLUT campaign release and has opened the Marcus Jansen Foundation Fund that assists art community needs.
Fort Myers, Historian Professor Gerri Reaves listed Jansen on the cover alongside Robert Rauschenberg and others on the book cover "Legendary Locals."
Jansen's work has been noted in numerous international publications, including The Guardian, Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, La Repubblica, ARTNOW by Noblesee, Juxtapoz, Art News, Vanity Fair and New American Paintings.
Jansens Public collections include, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Baker Museum, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, (MMOMA), The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rollins Museum of Art, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Foundation Calosa, The PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art and The Housatonic Museum of Art.
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