Britain based Artist Magnus Gjoen juxtaposes styles and periods with his often large scale prints. Gjoen’s work has a way of transforming jarring contrasts into visually attractive compositions which, in part, may be due to his background in fashion and design. What I initially noticed about Gjoen’s work, however, is the dynamic between a modern sort of nihilism and classical spirituality. His artwork seems to synthesize the two and nearly present these very different modern and classical feelings as if they are somehow related. Within Gjoen’s art the story of violence, beauty, and death has changed little over the centuries.