Magnus Gjoen

Magnus Gjoen

Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark,

Italy as well as in the UK.

Gjoen is a contemporary artist who questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range

of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic into a fine art approach. His

pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing art works or fragments from the past to

create his own, contemporary aesthetic.

Describing himself as an ‘accidental’ artist, Gjoen studied fine art and fashion design which

led to a successful career in fashion, working for brands such as Vivienne Westwood. A

move back into the art world came from decorating the walls of his London flat and

realising he could do so with his own artworks.

Thought-provoking and often-emotional, Gjoen’s art offers a modern spin on old

masterpieces or manipulates powerful and strong objects into something fragile yet

beautiful. By blending two genres from completely different worlds, his art is about

rediscovery, taking things from the past and renewing them for the contemporary market.

Breathing fresh air into dusty old paintings found in the far corners of a museum or lending

a sense of beauty and grace to typically powerful, even dangerous objects, Magnus

Gjoen’s work invites a second look.

It’s this ability to engage with the viewer and get them questioning, challenging and

thinking that makes him a promising and successful young artist in the contemporary art

sector.

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