Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Medium: Archival Pigment Inks on 308 GSM Cotton Rag.

Created: 2017

Style: Contemporary

H 50 cm, W 50 cm

Limited Edition 1 of 80

Like a kaleidoscope, ISHTAR presents a perfectly symmetrical image, set against a jet-black disc. At the centre of the circle sits a skull, surrounded by stag beetles, where their intertwined legs create a delicate, spider web-like design. Made up of Baroque floral patterns focusing on pink, white and green, the skull and insects melt into the inky black background, referencing to life and death, a key motif in the artist’s works.