Magnus Gjoen's 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 print depicts a skull, composed of cleverly assembled scenes from classical antiques and artworks. Roman statues and cherubs gather around an ancient marble fountain, while lush foliage crowds in at the edges. On a shield, nestled amongst flowers and leaves, Gjoen has inscribed his familiar +MG signature.
This giclee print is finished with UV inks and liquid silver silkscreen. It is from a limited edition of 50, signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 85 x 85
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Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 85 x 85
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About the artist
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.