Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. Gjoen describes himself as an “accidental” artist.
As a contemporary artist Gjoen juxtaposes a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces use existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own aesthetic.
Gjoen’s art offers a modern spin on old masterpieces or manipulates powerful and strong objects like bombs and skulls 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.