£250

Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Description: 4 paperweights, made of glass with exquisite velvet flock on the bottom

Created: 2017

Style: Pop Art

H 3 cm, W 6 cm

Magnus Gjoen uses advanced printing techniques to create a contemporary artwork with a vanitas theme inspired by the Classical Era in Rome. Set against a jet black background the light pink, red, blue, white and green flowers that make up the skull create a juxtaposition inherent in the artist’s works, challenging traditional concepts of art. Roses are Dead refers to sub rosa (under the rose), where a person whose secrets were so dark led to their ruin and ultimately death.

Made of glass with exquisite velvet flock on the bottom.