About Magnus Gjoen, Urban Artist
Magnus Gjoen was born in London to Norwegian parents and studied design in London and Milan and has worked as a denim designer and graphic designer for Vivienne Westwood amongst others.
Magnus Gjoen’s art examines how to change peoples relationships and preconceived notions of objects.
Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful, yet fragile objects of art.
It is this misconception of beauty which Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself. The latter which is capable of creating immense beauty but also capable of destroying it all.
Having left the fashion industry, Magnus Gjoen brings a touch of punk- sensibility to the art tradition. His fashion background infuses Magnus Gjoen’s art, re-thinking old concepts and re-interpreting them for the contemporary climate.
Working to shed new light on past treasures, Magnus Gjoen’s art prints, alters the relationships between the viewer and the preconceived notions of objects; something which is ostensibly powerful and destructive is transfigured into beautiful and fragile objects of art, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself.
Magnus Gjoen creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion, war beauty, destruction and art. His art at once uplifting and damning; this is salvation for a godless generation
He often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty & destruction in his art.
Death Must Find You Alive To Take You
AK-47 Concert Of Birds
Till Death Do Us Part
I’d Rather Be Happy Than Dignified – Lenticular
About The Dead Either Well Or Living – B&W
Sèvres Grenade Green
Heaven Lent You A Soul Earth Will Lend You A Grave
There Is Strong Shadow Where There Is Much Light (Red)
There is Strong Shadow Where There Is Much Light (Yellow)
I’m Not Afraid Of The Dark
Tomorrow Belongs To No One
Skate Or Die Sevres
Loving In Extraordinary Times
You Don’t Find Light By Avoiding Darkness
Happy Nations Have No History (Camo 2)
Happy Nations Have No History (Camo 1)
Happy Nations Have No History (Yellow Orange)
Happy Nations Have No History (Turquoise Pink)
Happy Nations Have No History (Royal Blue Blue)
Happy Nations Have No History (Red Pink)
Happy Nations Have No History (Mauve Peach)
Happy Nations Have No History (Mauve Moss)
Happy Nations Have No History (Acid Purple)
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
We The Living Are To Blame For The Painfulness Of Death
J’ayme à Jamais (I Love For Ever)
I Thought We’d Only Meet In Death Lenticular
I Thought We’d Only Meet In Death
I’d Rather Be Happy Than Dignified
Thus Passes The Glory of Mankind
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Delft Knuckle Duster
Florence Uzi (pink)
The Maharajah & The Maharani
A Young Boy of Uncertain Victory
A Gentleman of Little Nothing
Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Pompeii Grenade – Black
Pompeii Blue Grenade
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Camo
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Pink
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Blue
The Devil Hath Power to Assume a Pleasing Shape
A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect