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She Will Dance Again (Colour)

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She Will Dance Again (Colour) by Magnus Gjoen

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She Will Dance Again (Colour)

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Magnus Gjoen

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2022

Archival pigment inks, silk screen varnish on giclee print

Edition of 25

Dimensions: 112cm (H) x 85cm (W) / 44.1" (H) x 33.5" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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By offering a modern take on old masterpieces, and transforming items typically associated with violence into delicate works of art, Magnus Gjoen challenges our preconceived notions of beauty. She Will Dance Again (Colour) is a continuation of Gjoen's "Wrap Me Up in Plastic and Make Me Shine' series, which plays with the juxtaposition of old and new.

Gjoen explains: "Making something temporary, like packaging, become part of the artwork itself, gives the traditional painting a modern touch. The bubble wrap almost becomes part of her attire, like something from a Paris Haute Couture show.'

She Will Dance Again, Green is a giclee print with a silkscreen spot glaze. From a limited edition of 25, the print is signed and numbered by the artist. Also available in black & white and pink.

Size (cm): 112 x 85

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Artist Profile

Hometown: London

Based in: London

Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and has been acquired for the permanent collections of the Haifa Museum of Art and Daimler collection.
He questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks 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 world.


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