Marcus Jansen (American, b. 1968) finds inspiration in the world around him. Regarded as a pioneer of urban landscape painting, Jansen uses his upbringing in both the United States and Germany, and places he was stationed during his time in the army, as influence for his paintings. Drawing inspiration from New York Abstract Expressionism as well as graffiti, Pop art, and Surrealism, Jansen employs practices from these art forms to create paintings that make social commentary. This exhibition places the techniques and themes in Jansens work in dialogue with other paintings, photographs, and prints from the Kemper Museum Permanent Collection.