Totem Love Life Death and Art: Desert Storm is an original piece created for Magnus Gjoen’s 2022 solo show at Enter Gallery, ‘The History of the Future’ – an exploration of life, love, death and art.
This totem sculpture depicts fragments of a classical column juxtaposed with the tail of a bomb. The piece alludes to the frequent destruction of historical sights, and the need to preserve archaeological treasures for future generations.
This original piece is created with archival inks, acrylic paint and gold leaf on birch plywood. It comes signed by the artist.
Size (cm): 235 x 40
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Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Archival UV Inks, Acrylic Paint, 24ct Gold Leaf on Birch Plywood
Edition Type: Original
Edition Size: 1
Size (cm): 235 X 40
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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.