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Not Lost, But Gone Before...

Not Lost But Gone Before is a limited edition screen print by contemporary artist Magnus Gjoen. The piece depicts a human skull, emblazoned with baroque flowers in a dark and dusty colour palette. Gjoen adds tiny butterflies, which hover at the edges of the skull, teasing the boundary line for a trompe-l’oeil effect.

Formerly a shoe designer for Vivienne Westwood, Gjoen is known for bringing subversive style to every one of his print works. Blending the past with the present, the magnificent with the macabre, life with death, Gjoen’s prints are dark, unsettling, and beguilingly beautiful. The skull—one of Gjoen’s favourite motifs—makes for a latter-day memento mori: that age-old artistic tradition of depicting skulls and skeletons to symbolise human mortality. Here, death is juxtaposed against life in the fluttering of a butterfly’s wing and the blossoming of a single petal, to celebrate the beautiful fragility of being alive.

From a 2017 timed release, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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    Signed: Yes
    Medium: Giclee, Print
    Edition Type: Limited Edition
    Edition Size: 126
    Size (cm): 30 x 30
    SKU: AR17848
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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.