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: Archival Pigment Inks on 308 GSM Cotton Rag.
H 110 cm, W 110 cm
Limited Edition 1 of 10
Khaos combines different elements of Magnus Gjoen’s work into a gold backed kaleidoscope of imagery. Featuring a central skull covered by blue Delft pottery designs, the teeth show the date MMXVII (2017), whilst surrounded by a ring of alternating scarab and stag beetles covered in the same blue Delft pottery designs. A contrast to the blue and white, the background is a halo of 24 carat gold leaf.