- June 13, 2018
- Magnus Gjoen
Magnus Gjoen has been with Chappell Contemporary since we first opened our doors in 2015. I had been a massive fan of his work and was thrilled when he agreed to be one of my artists.
Gjoen work revolves around a variety of themes, life, death, war, peace, Love and hate. Often making juxtapositions and relationships between the two.
An Uzi made from Ceramic for example. What is Magnus Gjoen trying to say? A deadly weapon, who’s purpose is to destroy made of beautiful fragile ornate ceramic. Something that in it’s essence is the opposit of the thing it is creating.
Perhaps a comment on the fragility of life? Trying to turn something so ugly and scary into something exquisitely beautiful. Taking away the pain, suffering and hate and replacing with something captivatingly stunning.
This new lenticular piece ‘I Thought We’d Only meet in Death’ again conjurers up all that is synonymous with his practice. A human skull, usually a thing of ugliness, of death and decay is adorned with flowers. This image no longer evokes emotions fear and the macabre , but more so resembles a Dutch Masters oil painting. visually stunning, beautiful, and intricate in detail.
Magnus has created a stunning work of art once again.
Is it any wonder he is one of our favourites?
Chappell Contemporary have both the lenticular print (Edition of 50) and Giclée print (edition of 80) available.
- March 21, 2018
- Magnus Gjoen
I absolute adore this print, it is totally on my wants list!
Magnus Gjoen, ‘I’d rather be Happy than dignified’ is a limited edition Print with Gold leaf detail.
I always think art should evoke an emotion, and I especially love modern art that make me smile.
What is not to love about this engaging work by London based artist Magnus Gjoen, with his trademark use of tradition imagery combined with a modern twist.
A detailed Baroque style portrait with a scribbled child like smilie face, set against a striking geometric background of Lime green, gold and pink.
None of it particularly makes sense in the normal sense of the word, is it a comment on art, is it a comment on society? perhaps both and perhaps thats why I love it so much!!
- March 06, 2018
- Magnus Gjoen
Magnus Gjoen is a contemporary digital artists.
Chappell Contemporary have represented Magnus for over 3 years now and he is still one of our most sought after artists.
Magnus Gjoen’s manipulated Limited edition prints place beautiful imagery, reminiscent of renaissance paintings by old masters, or of Wedgwood ceramics over objects including, Uzi’s, Bombs and Skulls.
The juxtaposition of the beautiful wrapped around the deadly and sinister objets can be interoperated as a comment on love and hate, war and peace, A deadly Uzi weapon being made out of ceramic is completely contradictory, how could something so beautiful cause so much destruction.
Is this a comment on the human race as a whole?
We work closely with Magnus so if there is a piece you are looking for that you cannot see on our page please feel free to contact us and we will try and source it for you.