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Heaven Lent You A Soul Earth Will Lend You A Grave

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.

Heaven Lent You a Soul Earth Will Lend a Grave is Gjoen’s modern reinterpretation of one of the greatest examples of Baroque painting - ‘The Triumph of Divine Providence (and the Fulfilment of its Purposes under Pope Urban VIII)’ by Petro da Cortona (1632-1639) found in the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. Featuring a thrum of more than 100 characters, it is a masterpiece of seventeenth-century painting and optical illusion.

Gjoen was drawn to the Barberini ceiling as it offers a masterclass in self-promotion and propaganda, both recurring themes found in the artist’s work. He comments: ‘We think that this obsession with portraying oneself in the perfect light is something new that has come with the age of social media, but in fact, humans have been doing so for centuries.’

By applying the modern form of the lenticular, the game of perspective created in the original painting is pushed to new heights.

This lenticular print is from a limited edition of 25, signed by the artist.

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    Signed: Yes
    Medium: Lenticular Print
    Edition Type: Limited Edition
    Edition Size: 25
    Size (cm): 66 x 90
    SKU: 14086
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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.