Magnus Gjoen is one artist I’m so fascinated about. I came across the works of this exceptional London-born artist in the late months of 2018. I have ever since been thrilled as to how he conveniently sees the sight of things that appear dangerous and transforms them into a fragile piece of art. His art style could be regarded as finding a thin line between the modern and contemporary art styles. ArtRepublic recently wrote a stunning piece on the art style of Magnus Gjoen. You should check it out.
If you look closely at his works, it would be hard to miss his ability to question the character and connection between war, struggle, peace and sometimes religion. His perspective of art isn’t far-fetched from his wide exposure between more than one art culture. Gjoen started his journey with studying design here in London before he then sailed down to Milan to further his studies. His passion for art made him a standout denim designer and designer in graphics working with one of the fines British fashion legend ever.
His background in fashion made him confident in infusing a contemporary ancient-feel to his works. Gjoen often returns to old destructive models and try to relate their meanings into more significant things in modern society.
Gjoen mostly attests the inspiration behind his works to imagery dating as back as the 14th century. He always finds the thought of blending it with the street art to bring about a manipulating ancient stunning success of objects charming. For years, he has always worked to create arts, drawing inspiration from various backgrounds and beliefs. Most especially the one I consider a part of his favorites; “Renaissance and Flemish masters,” war and religion. While the human race, he sets aside as his most favored subject of inspiration.
He also explores his artistic capabilities through the use of ceramics, making sculptures having his handprints written all over them. If you haven’t seen any of his sculpture works, you probably wouldn’t understand the mystery behind his crafts. Gjoen loves to capture subtle images of death and beauty, portraying objects such as human skulls and advanced and old weaponry. He never seizes to draw every viewer’s attention to the transitory nature of a feasible existence.
Most pieces he creates can change dark imagery into fragile objects. By adding a little spice of dark humor and modern art to his works, Gjoen has drawn the hearts of future generations of art lovers who understand his clear-sighted comments on modern society. Few of his art piece is digitally-built by 3D templates In illustrator. After which he adds thorough details defining every inch with shadow drops in Photoshop.
A few years ago, for the first time, Gjoen tried out with various materials like Perspex, and fine wood. I suggest he did this to prove he could come out of his digital shell and try something new. One of the created pieces was titled “Monster.” Monster describes the extremely uptight, yet confused subconscious of a serial killer. He successfully narrated how imagination can be the fundamental driving force in the foundation of a monstrous being.