Magnus Gjoen - Amor Vincit Omnia
Giclée on Hahnmühle German Etching
Limited Edition of 100
105mm x 148mm
Accompanying COA with digital signature
"A modern twist on Cupid and his arrows, our Cupid substitutes Cupid's traditional arrows with the more hard-hitting bomb. In our era of mass technology we felt that Cupid needed a stronger artillery than arrows and that the bomb is the only way to get through to people in today's technological age. Inscribed with the words AMOR VINCIT OMNIA, the bomb represents the ultimate symbol of love's triumph in the face of all challenges and Cupid's mission not just to strike lovers with arrows but bomb people with love." - Magnus Gjoen
Magnus Gjoen’s work examines how to change peoples relationship and preconceived notions of objects. Something which is potentially extremely destructive can be made into beautiful yet fragile objects of art. It’s this misconception of beauty which Magnus Gjoen wants us to see in a different light, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself. The latter is capable of creating immense beauty but also capable of destroying it all. Taking inspiration from street and pop art and juxtapositioning it with fine art, he creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, manipulating something powerful and strong into something fragile but beautiful. He often questions the correlation between religion, war, beauty & destruction in his art.