In his latest print release, ‘Roses are Dead’ (2013), Magnus Gjoen uses advanced printing technology to produce a beautifully detailed contemporary art work with a vanitas theme inspired by the Classical Era in Rome.
The alluring image is of a skull adorned with flowers and a rose in its mouth. In the print, modern lenticular technology has brought to life the phrase “sub rosa” (“under the rose”), meaning to keep a secret. 'Roses are Dead' depicts a person whose secrets were so dark it was their cause of ruin and ultimately death.
This stunning print previewed to much at acclaim at the London Art Fair 2013 and is now available online. See the incredible 3D effect of the lenticular printing in this short video...
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