£800

 

Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Medium: Wood, Colour Paint

Created: 2017

Style: Contemporary

H 80 cm, W 20 cm

Limited Edition 1 of 56

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.