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.
Happy Nations Have No History (Camo 3)
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 (Red Blue)
Happy Nations Have No History (Pink Orange)
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
Monkey In The Middle
I’d Rather Be Happy Than Dignified
Everything Is Fine But I Wish I Was Dead
Break Glass For A New Beginning – Adam & Eve
Thus Passes The Glory of Mankind
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
Delft Knuckle Duster
My Heart Is Yours Forever SP.ED.
Delft Uzi SP.ED.
Wonders of the Natural World Box Set
Sevres Eudicella Gralli
Sevres Lucanus Cervus
Sevres Goliathus Scarabaeidae
Sevres Dicranocephalus Wallichii
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)
It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn – gold
It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn
Florence Uzi (pink)
The Maharajah & The Maharani
A Young Boy of Uncertain Victory
I’ll Cry When I’m Done Killing
A Gentleman of Little Nothing
No-One But Death Shall Part Us
Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Pompeii Grenade – Black
Grenade – Assumption of the Virgin
Pompeii Blue Grenade
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Green
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Pink
No Need To Grieve For Roses When Forests Are Burning – Tank
About The Dead Either Well Or Nothing – Blue
The Devil Hath Power to Assume a Pleasing Shape
A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect