In the A Beautiful Thing is Never Perfect wallpaper, Gjoen uses the Baroque method of representing the cycle of life by interlacing vibrant blooms with hints of decay. This maximalist striped design features roses, geberas, butterflies and snails entwined around beflowered skulls hidden amongst the undergrowth.
Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own, contemporary aesthetic. Gjoen studied fine art and fashion design which led to a successful career in fashion working for brands such as Vivienne Westwood, before returning to the art world to create pieces that are both thought-provoking and emotionally charged.
• Each roll is 19.7 inches x 32.8ft
• Repeat: 41", half drop
• Printed to order, 2-3 week lead time.
• Easy-to-hang 150g non-woven wallcovering.
• Made in Europe
Multi colored illustration on a blackground
Read more about the artist, FEATHR, here.