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I Thought We Would Only Meet in Death

Magnus Gjoen’s evocative work treads a fascinating line between humour and horror. By offering a modern take on old masterpieces, and transforming items typically associated with violence into delicate works of art, Gjoen challenges our preconceived notions of beauty. His work combines Street Art, Pop Art and Fine Art sensibilities, and highlights humanity’s capacity for creating immense beauty one minute, and mass destruction the next.

This haunting piece, depicts a human skull, its curves accentuated by the muted blues, reds and pinks of the floral pattern. The skull is a recurring motif in Gjoen’s art. It works as a contemporary update of the classic Memento Mori - an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.

This giclée print is from a limited edition of 80, signed by the artist.

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    Signed: Yes
    Medium: Giclee, Print
    Edition Type: Limited Edition
    Edition Size: 80
    Size (cm): 70 x 70
    SKU: AR13568
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    About the artist
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    Formerly a shoe designer for Vivienne Westwood, Magnus Gjoen’s migration to the world of printmaking has been nothing short of spectacular: his highly stylised and effortlessly stylish prints have earned him a reputation as one of the contemporary art world’s most sought after rising stars. 

    Incorporating elements of renaissance, baroque, street and fine art, Gjoen’s work explores the juxtapositions between life and death, power and fragility, and beauty and destruction, for an aesthetic that is at once opulent and macabre. From human skulls to hand grenades, Gjoen drapes his subjects in sumptuous swathes of Baroque design, creating a dramatic style that demands attention: this is not for the faint of heart.