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Magnus Gjoen

Born in 1988 - United Kingdom

BIOGRAPHY

Having left the fashion industry, Magnus Gjoen brings a touch of punk- sensibility to the art tradition. His fashion background infuses Magnus' art, re-thinking old concepts and re-interpreting them for the contemporary climate.

Working to shed new light on past treasures, Magnus' prints alters the relationships between the viewer and the preconceived notions of objects; something which is ostensibly powerful and destructive is transfigured into beautiful and fragile objects of art, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself.

Taking inspiration from the street and pop art and juxtaposing it with fine art, Magnus Magnus creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion, war beauty, destruction and art. His art at once uplifting and damning; this is salvation for a godless generation.

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EXHIBITIONS

Nov 2015
Soze Gallery Los Angeles / Magnus Gjoen / Solo Show

Sept. 3rd
Galleri Laszka Oslo / Last Night I Had A Dream / Solo Show

Sept. 17th
Scream Editions Stockholm / / Group Show

June 16th -21st
Scope Basel / Lawrence Alkin Gallery / Group Show

Mar 2015
Hang-Up Gallery London / Daydreaming Monsters / Solo Show

Mar 2015
Scope Art Show New York / Soze Gallery La / Art Fair

Jan 2015
London Art Fair / Ink-D Gallery / Art Fair

Dec 2014
Hang Up Gallery London / Christmas Exhibition / Group Show

Dec 2014
My Art Invest London / Wall To Wall / Group Show

Dec-Jan 14/15
Galleri Geo Bergen Norway / Christmas Exhibition / Group Show

Sept 2014
Westbank Galley / Amy Wine House Foundation / Converse / Group Show

Jul 2014
Lawrence Alkin Gallery / Mix / Group Show

Apr 2014
Saatchi Gallery / Continental Shift / Group Show

Apr-May 2014
Unit Gallery London / Seven Deadly Sins / Group Show

Jan 2014
The London Art Fair / Ink-D Gallery / Art Fair

Dec 2013
Lawrence Alkin Gallery / The Group / Group Show

Dec 2013
Art Basel Miami / Lulu Gallery Miami / Art Fair

Oct-Nov 2013
Affordable Art Fair / Urban Art House Amsterdam / Art Fair

Oct 2013
Moniker Art Fair / Hang-Up / Art Fair

Aug 2013
Lawrence Alkin Gallery / Break Glass For A New Beginning / Solo Show

Jan 2013
London Art Fair / Ink-D Gallery / Art Fair

Dec-Jan 12/13
Hang Up Gallery London / Between Heaven & Hell / Solo Show

Sept 2012
Westbank Gallery / Religonis Violenta / Group Show

July 2012
Underdog Gallery / Sign Of Our Times / Group Show

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