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Series 4 - Episode 4: Magnus Gjoen - Art on a Postcard Winter Auction

⁠In this episode Rosa Torr and artist Magnus Gjoen discuss his use of the skull motif. why he calls himself an 'accidental artist' and his experience working for some of the worlds' biggest fashion houses. ⁠Magnus Gjoen’s works 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, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself. The latter 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, manipulating something powerful and strong into something fragile but beautiful. He often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty & destruction in his art. 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 before embarking on a career as an artist. Magnus Gjoen is participating in Art on a Postcards Winter Auction which will take place between the 5th- 19th November 2020. Browse all the artworks and find our how to bid here: Art on a Postcard raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust.

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