This piece uses archival pigment inks and is printed onto 308gsm Cotton Rag Paper.
It is from a limited edition of 60 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Magnus Gjoen, former designer for Vivienne Westwood, creates images that are full beauty but also thought provoking. His art explores the interaction between power and fragility, juxtaposing the two states for maximum conceptual effect. Magnus Gjoen’s work blends a range of styles, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic into a fine art approach.
Set against an inky-black background, ‘It’s Darkest Before Dawn’ depicts a human skull, washed with soft, sky blue and plastered with a Baroque, floral pattern. A modern day memento mori, Gjoen’s print beautifully highlights the gossamer line between life and death, for a profound work of contemporary art.