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The Devil Hath Power to Assume a Pleasing Shape

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.

In this piece, an atom bomb is covered with a delicate print of an exotic garden, populated by birds and monkeys. The piece invites the observer to reflect on the ugly truths that sometimes lurk beneath resounding beauty, and to consider what life could be like if we decided to spread love over hate.

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

Framing

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White Frame 190-225 with No Float + £270
White Frame 190-225 with Black Float + £397
White Frame 190-225 with White Float + £397
Black Frame 190-225 with No Float + £270
Black Frame 190-225 with Black Float + £397
Black Frame 190-225 with White Float + £397
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    Specifications
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    Signed: Yes
    Medium: Giclee, Print
    Edition Type: Limited Edition
    Edition Size: 80
    Size (cm): 60 x 130
    SKU: 401838
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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.