Magnus Gjoen

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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!!

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Magnus Gjoen

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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.

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