Magnus Gjoen is a London-born artist with an impressive fashion background, having studied fashion design in London and Milan and having worked for Vivienne Westwood amongst others. Gjoen takes inspiration from street and pop art fusing it with fine art, to question beliefs between religion, war beauty, destruction and art. His art is simultaneously at once uplifting and damning; a salvation for a godless generation.
Updating old masterpieces and presenting them in a new way has always been Gjoen's prerogative, where he expertly manages the balance between old and contemporary. Pompeii Blue Uzi depicts a unique, pale blue gun with white porcelain detail, similar to that found on Jasperware pottery where the nature of the object in comparison to how it is portrayed creates a juxtaposition of something which is seemingly powerful and destructive being transfigured into a beautiful and fragile object of art.