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Jon Burgerman

「Jon Burgerman 創作生動活潑、新原始性的塗寫線條與顏色。作品中充滿怪物角色交錯堆疊呼喊尖叫出的豐富活力、創造力。同時,使後90年代卡漫風潮被推動到更引人入勝、更強烈個人風格的導向,有如迷幻迪士尼與原始印加文化的結和。」-Francesca Gavin, author of Street Renegades and 100 New Artists (published by Laurence King), Visual Arts Editor for Dazed & Confused

Jon的作品也許看似隨機,但每一個創作都薀存著意涵。作品中討論時代的議題,也討論生活小事。Jon Burgerman是當代最優秀的跨界藝術家之一,賦予了塗寫等於藝術(Doodling is Art)的定義,創作裡充滿喧鬧的小怪物(little monsters),是對生動世界的詮釋,畫面中不和諧所組成的和諧使觀者享受與創作者玩遊戲般對話的樂趣。

他的作品在世界各地的美術館、房間牆面、戲院到APP都能被看見。作品中流露出英式自嘲,帶有幽默的現代焦慮,此外也還著對沙拉的熱愛。Jon Burgerman在世界各地展出並與一流藝術家如Banksy, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Geralf Scarle一同展出過。他的作品被Victoria and Albert Museum 和The Science Museum永久典藏。Jon現居於紐約和線上。

"Jon Burgerman makes vibrant, neo primitive scrawls of shapes and colour. He's pushed his monster-like characters into compositions where cartoon-like forms are crammed on top of each until they create a screaming mass of energy. Intensely prolific, he has pushed the character obsession of the late 90s into a far more interesting and strong direction. Think Walt Disney at an Incan monument on mescaline." -Francesca Gavin, author of Street Renegades and 100 New Artists (published by Laurence King), Visual Arts Editor for Dazed & Confused.

Jon's work presents ideas.  With abstraction constructed by layering, shapes and lines, Jon talks about issues going on in our world as well as some of the little things around us. Jon Burgerman has risen to be one of the prominent artists in the recent boom of modern day practitioners that work across disciplines, combining contemporary art, design, illustration and entrepreneurism. For Jon, doodling comes naturally. He is one of the most important doodlers and has come to redefine doodling. Jon's work proves that "Doodling is Art." The little monsters in his art give a vivid interpretation of modern society.

His award winning work can be seen globally from gallery walls to bedroom walls and from cinema screens to smart phone screens. A British sense 
of self-deprecation, dry humor and modern-day anxiety imbues his work along with an enthusiasm for salad. Burgerman exhibits his work internationally. His work has been shown alongside artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Gerald Scarfe. His work is collected worldwide and is in the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Science Museum, both in London. Burgerman lives and works in New York and online.

Selected Exhibitions
(limited listed Exhibitions since 2009)

2009 'House of Cards', group auction for Shelter, Haunch of Venison, London, 2009
        'Economies of Scale', solo show, Deshan Art Space, Beijing, China, 2009
2010 'Back to Black', group show, Madre Museum, Naples, Italy, 2010
        'Brain Drain' Solo show at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, UK, 2010
        'Brain Drained', Solo exhibition at Milk Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
        V&A Museum Street Art in Print exhibition, group show, touring across the UK
        from Autumn 2010 until 2012
2011 Papering Over The Cracks, Castle Museum, Nottingham, 2011
        Check Mate, street mural, Pawn Gallery, Chicago, 2011
        'Tired of Being Wired', Arty Farty Gallery, Cologne, 2011
        OFFF Festival, live performance and workshop, CCCB Centre de Cultura
        Contemporania de Barcelona 2011
        Groundbreak, street mural, Manhattan, New York, 2011
2012 Joint exhibition with Jim Avignon, Jörg Heitsch Galerie, Munich 2012
        Stuck-Up, group show featuring sticker art, 323East Gallery, Detroit 2012
        Secret Walls, live painting and performance at SXSW Festival, Austin Texas, 2012
        The Hungry Games, Pawn Works Gallery, Chicago, July 2012
        Superlicious, Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 2012

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