7.17.2013

                   
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Deliciously Different Delft by Artist Magnus Gjoen




London based artist Magnus Gjoen’s embellished objects are all created digitally, he does everything on his Mac. His graphic skills are largely self taught and stem from being a self-confessed “geek.” Gjoen keeps a digital scrapbook where he collects images including “everything from pictures of a urinal wall to a painting at the Pitti Palace.”


above: Magnus at work in his studio

To create these images Magnus first builds a virtual 3D base outlining it in illustrator, he then meticulously shadows and highlights it in Photoshop. The delft porcelain pieces require an even more lengthy process as the original flat etchings need to be layered and blurred in just the right way to give the final effect.

DELFT STAG BEETLE

Limited edition of 50, hand signed and dated porcelain inspired Stag Beetle. A play on the fierce-looking Stag Beetle, which to us humans although frightening is fragile in comparison to us.
Printed with archival ink on 186 gsm enhanced matte art paper.
$320

AK-47 DELFT

details:


A Giclée of the iconic AK-47 made to look like a piece of beautiful fragile porcelain.
An edition of only 50 printed on 308 gsm archival Hahnemule Photorag paper.
Signed and dated.
$1,095.

DELFT SKULL

Limited Edition of 30 Signed and dated by Magnus Gjoen Delft porcelain skull Giclee print on 180gsm art paper.
$480

DELFT SKULL ANGELS OF DARK & LIGHT

A large delft porcelain inspired skull with imagery of angels. Limited edition of 50.
Signed, numbered & dated
Printed with archival ink on a 188gsm Enhanced Matte paper.
$780

DELFT SKULL DESCENT OF AN ANGEL

A delft porcelain inspired skull with neo-classical imagery of angels. Limited edition of 50.
Signed, numbered & dated
Printed with archival ink on a 188gsm Enhanced Matte paper.
$360

DELFT HEART: MY HEART IS YOURS FOREVER

A Delft inspired porcelain heart. Limited edition of 60 Giclee print on 189gsm Enhanced Matte paper
$350

DELFT ROCKET LAUNCHER

Only 3 Artist proofs remaining of this print.
The normal edition of 30 all sold out.
A delft porcelain inspired rocket launcher Giclee on 180gsm Matte art paper.
$750

DELFT GRENADE

Limited Edition of 60 Signed and dated by Magnus Gjoen Delft porcelain Granade Giclee print on 180gsm art paper.
$250

DELFT SOUP CAN: WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP

A porcelain twist on Warhol's Campbell's Soups.
Signed, dated and numbered limited edition of /100 printed with archival ink on a fine art 186 enhanced matte paper
$160

ORIGINAL SCULPTURE

Magnus Gjoen
Worries Go Down Better With Soup, Sculpture
Size: 3.9 x 5.5 x 3.9 in
$350

Prints No Longer Available:
DELFT SCARAB


DELFT MACHINE GUN


You can see more of his work and/or buy his available prints at SAATCHI- ONLINE
Or you can browse and/or purchase his prints here at Art Republic


About the Artist:

Magnus Gjoen's prints 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, being it weapons, animals or the human race itself. The latter which 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 or manipulates 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 for Vivienne Westwood amongst others.

Location: London, United Kingdom

1 comments:

PGroot said...

Entirely underused potential.

For all I know those could be stock blender models - and that means the actual work isn't much more than basic photomanipulation. Even if he doesn't want to learn ceramics he could work with someone who knows how to do it or work with the hundreds of maker shops that work with artists to make stuff they can't. The one sculpture isn't even glazed. Come on don't half ass it if you are selling prints for 350 a pop.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.
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