What is the Magic Nexus?
The short answer? The Magic Nexus is the magic website of Jim Krenz (me!).
Longer answer: The Magic Nexus is about magic, and making it matter. From my perspective, this is done through art.
For me, art is when the artist touches the collective heart of the audience. Art makes your heart pulse with passion.
I also believe that art is participatory, between the creator and the participant(s). There are no spectators in art.
Great art draws you in and it never lets go. It inspires you. It moves you. It changes you at your core.
Imagine if everyone approached their chosen craft as art. What a wonderful world it would be!
Who is Jim Krenz?
Jim has been interested in magic since his fifth year. Fifteen of those years were spent working for Jay and Francis Marshall at Magic Inc. He regularly performed close-up at Schulien’s Restaurant in Chicago. In 1993, he won the Most Valuable Participant award at the prestigious FFFF convention.
He has created over three dozen original effects and techniques, and has lectured about them in over nine countries.
Jim has studied with Ed Marlo, Jim Ryan, Tony Andruzzi, Don Alan, Eugene Burger, Slydini, Tommy Wonder and Juan Tamariz.
His lecture contains his original ideas, theories, routines and improvements in close-up magic. Many of his routines and techniques are available for purchase on this site.