Magnus Gjoen is a London-born artist with an impressive fashion background, having studied fashion design in London and Milan and having worked for Vivienne Westwood amongst others. Gjoen takes inspiration from street and pop art fusing it with fine art, to question beliefs between religion, war beauty, destruction and art. His art is simultaneously at once uplifting and damning; a salvation for a godless generation. Updating old masterpieces and presenting them in a new way has always been Gjoen’s prerogative, where he expertly manages the balance between old and contemporary.
Artist: Magnus Gjoen
Medium: Gold Leaf, Cotton Canvass
H 105 cm, W 105 cm
Limited Edition 1 of 50
The title Every Dark Cloud Has A Silver Lining instinctively makes the viewer curious, where the two contrasts within the piece give a different meaning to their original thoughts. The piece depicts the perfect social media appearance that the black and white family give off despite their being troubles in the background. Showing off their power and class through the attire, they appear almost oblivious to the explosion of which they have their backs turned against. With only the background in solid gold and no pattern, Gjoen creates a collage of cut-outs which allow for the focus to be on the figures.