MAGNUS GJOEN

"A beautiful thing is never perfect" (Edition of 50), Giclée-Print on 310 GSM Photo Rag, 70x70cm, 2015, 780€

"A beautiful thing is never perfect" (Edition of 50), Giclée-Print on 310 GSM Photo Rag, 70x70cm, 2015, 780€

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.

His prints examines how to change peoples relationship and preconceived notions of objects. Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s 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. Taking inspiration from street and pop art and juxtapositioning it with fine art, he creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces or manipulates something powerful and strong into something fragile but beautiful. He often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty & destruction in his art.

Greis & Schiefer is proud to present a selection of his artworks in an Online Exhibition.

Recent Exhibitions:

2016

  • GALLERI GEO BERGEN NORWAY / MAGNUS GJOEN / Solo Show
  • LONDON ART FAIR / LIBERTY GALLERY / Art Fair
  • SOZE GALLERY LOS ANGELES / MAGNUS GJOEN / Solo Show
  • Galleri Laszka Oslo / Last Night I Had a Dream / Solo Show

2015

  • Scream Editions Stockholm / Group Show
  • Scope Basel / Lawrence Alkin Gallery / Group Show
  • HANG-UP GALLERY LONDON / DAYDREAMING MONSTERS / Solo Show
  • SCOPE ART SHOW NEW YORK / SOZE GALLERY LA / Art Fair
  • LONDON ART FAIR / INK-D GALLERY / Art Fair

2014

  • Hang Up Gallery London / Christmas Exhibition / Group Show
  • MY ART INVEST LONDON / WALL TO WALL / Group Show
  • Galleri Geo Bergen Norway / Christmas Exhibition / Group Show
  • WESTBANK GALLEY / AMY WINE HOUSE FOUNDATION / CONVERSE / Group Show
  • LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY / MIX / Group Show
  • SAATCHI GALLERY / CONTINENTAL SHIFT / Group Show
  • Unit Gallery London / Seven Deadly Sins / Group Show
  • THE LONDON ART FAIR / INK-D GALLERY / Art Fair

2013

  • LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY / THE GROUP / Group Show
  • ART BASEL MIAMI / LULU GALLERY MIAMI / Art Fair
  • AFFORDABLE ART FAIR / URBAN ART HOUSE AMSTERDAM / Art Fair
  • MONIKER ART FAIR / HANG-UP / Art Fair
  • LAWRENCE ALKIN GALLERY / BREAK GLASS FOR A NEW BEGINNING / Solo Show
  • LONDON ART FAIR / INK-D GALLERY / Art Fair

 

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