We love the artworks created by Magnus Gjoen. The works he creates are really unique and capted our attention, so we would like to know more about the artist. Fortunatly Magnus agreed on an interview that let us know a little more about him and his work. Enjoy!
Exclusive interview with Magnus Gjoen- Artists I Lobo you
How and why did you get into the art Industry? Where did you study, etc?
I studied fashion design in London and Milan and became a denim designer which eventually ended in me doing both denim and prints. About five years ago I moved into a new flat in London and was looking for art to put on my wall. I decided to do it myself and everything just snowballed from there and a year later I quit my job and became a full-time artist.
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How would you describe your style? How varied are your work? Do you have a signature touch in your works?
Even though my catalogue of works have become quite varied I’ve been told you can still see it’s by me. Often its the deep blacks and the hyperrealism of some of the pieces as if they were photographs. I would say that my work is quaint; oddly pleasurable.
What do you love about being an artist?
The freedom and always having an excuse to travel and go into a gallery or museum.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I do a lot of research, continuously. In a way I collect images of all the places I go and when I sit down to make a piece, I get ideas which are a mixture of the endless things I’ve seen. I do like to reference the Italian renaissance but also modern and contemporary art.
What are some of your most popular works? Tell us a bit about some of your works and what you love about them. What’s your favorite and why? ‘
Break Glass for a Second Coming’ is probably my personal favourite. I think it was the time it took to make and getting all the high-lights and reflections just right. You get attached to something if you look at the same dead person for 3 months. This image also has three hidden reflections of three people in the glass which you can only see close up.
I’m working full throttle towards my solo-exhibtion for Soze Gallery in Los Angeles at the end of November.
What is your philosophy on art and life?
It’s about beauty, and seeing beauty in things and places you wouldn’t expect to find it.
What are your art dreams/goals?
The goal is pf course to progress and evolve as an artist and involve myself with other mediums and collaborative projects.
Describe yourself in three words.
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