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 about 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: Cotton, Rag Paper, Giclee
H 70 cm, W 70 cm.
Hand crafted black wooden box frame 25 mm square profile with TruColour glass.
Limited Edition 1 of 50
He Lived Like A Devil And Died Like A Saint encompasses Magnus Gjoen’s signature style, where although the colours are darkened with the chiaroscuro technique, the liveliness of the skin colours pop out in combination with the grass green cloth surrounding the nude female. The angels flying above her suggest a serene scene, where Gjoen’s use of maroon, brown, pottery reds, visualises the sky in a powder cloudy sunrise with warm red hues and a hint of cold mist in blue and grey tones. Very skilfully made, the artist shows a great contrast of life and death in reference to the Renaissance.
Hand crafted black wooden box frame 25mm square profile with TruColour glass.