There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living

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There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living

There are Some Dead Who are More Alive than the Living is a Porcelain Sculpture by contemporary artist Magnus Gjoen. From a limited edition of 50. The skull is numbered on the bottom and comes in a presentation wooden box with a COA.

There are Some Dead Who are More Alive than the Living is a sculpture of a human skull. Recalling eighteenth century Delftware, Gjoen has decorated the skull with a blue, Baroque pattern, which weaves around the cranium, highlighting the gossamer line between life and death. A beautifully tactile work of art, Gjoens sculpture is the ultimate memento mori for the twenty-first century.



Magnus worked with an artisan ceramicist, Roberto Gagliano, to create a hand crafted cast. A blue, Baroque pattern was then individually applied, weaving around the cranium and highlighting the gossamer line between life and death. Fired at a very high temperature for a remarkable quality and finish.



Magnus Gjoen - former designer for Vivienne Westwood - knows a thing or two about style. Having turned his hand to the art of print making, Gjoen creates images that are full of startling beauty as well as a profundity of thought: his art explores the interaction between power and fragility, juxtaposing the two states for maximum conceptual effect.



PLEASE NOTE: Due to the decals being hand applied to each skull individually there can be slight variations.



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£1,200
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  • Sculpture
  • Artwork size: 13 x 13 cm
  • Edition of 50

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There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living By Magnus Gjoen
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living By Magnus Gjoen
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living

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ARTIST STORY

Magnus Gjoen

London-born Magnus is a prolific artist whose work threads the delicate line between subjects of life and death. Each artwork is the sum of many contradictions: evocative and glamorous yet eerily macabre. Combining Renaissance source material with his own distinct motifs and patterns, Magnus’ work hovers delightfully between styles. Magnus often explores the relationship between power and fragility through his work, juxtaposing these two states. Throughout his career, Magnus has built a broad and highly engaged global audience and his own celebrity following.

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WHAT WE LOVE

We love how Magnus' artwork is a flurry of contradictions. Life and death, old and new, glamorous yet macabre: Magnus toes the line between each contradiction, resulting in a completely unique aesthetic. We love how the artist combines Renaissance and Classical source material with his own distinct motifs, hovering between styles and reinventing traditional artistic techniques. Magnus sources imagery from museum archives and other fragments from the past to create an unmistakable dissonance within his work.
There are Some Dead Who are More Alive Than the Living

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