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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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