London-born artist Magnus Gjoen combines religion, fine art, animals and weapons to create illustrations that battle between polemic and the right of art of juxtaposed multiple influences to create new ways of expression and perceptions
By fusing together completely different objects and inspirations, Gjoen transforms audiences’ perceptions of reality and society. These stunning prints speak bluntly to viewers about war, death, nature and religion—these images aren’t afraid to shake peoples’ believes; this is evident when God appears crucified while holding guns, when a grenade takes the shape of a fragile vase, or a gun is beautifully decorated with a painting.
Magnus Gjoen finds inspiration in pop culture and history to discover new relationships between opposing concepts in culture. He works as a designer and graphic designer for Vivienne Westwood.