Pop Art

Jon Burgerman/ Jon Burgerman

United Kingdom 1979

Urban Art, Street Art, Pop Art

www.jonburgerman.com

Jon Burgerman
Jon Burgerman
Male
United Kingdom
1979

Jon Burgerman is a British artist who traverse the disciplines of contemporary art, design, illustration and entrepreneurship. He gives lectures, public performances and occasionally pop concerts with his band Anxieteam.

Jon’s Doodling Art in Burgesworld

He was born in England and has studied art foundation in Bournville, Birmingham. He graduated in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2001, with First Class Honors. This artist is instigating improvisation and plays through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular ‘Doodle’ art style. His work is placed between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humor to reference and question his contemporary milieu. His is a pervasive and instantly recognizable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).

Pens are my friends

In 2008 his 300 page monograph entitled ‘Pens Are My Friends’ was published by IdN, collating the first 7 years of his professional career. In the same year Jon appeared on the seminal BBC TV show Blue Peter to create a mural ‘doodle’ live on set. Following the publication of his monograph Jon felt it was time, in late 2010, for the second phase of his career. He decided to give away most of his belongings and relocate from the middle of England to New York. He has received a Cannes Lions Advertising award, two D&AD Silver award nominations.

Pop-art band Anxieteam

Performance, intervention and actively engaging, often directly, with an audience has been prominent within the evolution of his practice. Burgerman created a pop-art band entitled Anxieteam, having never been in a band or wrote music or lyrics before. The band, during their 4 year duration, signed an independent record deal, released an album and singles, performed in America and across Europe, had a song featured on a Rolling Stone Magazine cover CD, and were played on the radio, including prime time BBC Radio 1.
In 2013 Jon co-produced and provided the artwork for the award winning documentary film The Great Hip Hop Hoax (dir. Jeanie Finlay), which premiered at SXSW film festival, Austin, Texas. He has also appeared speaking about his work in the documentaries Off The Record, 2015 (dir. Laura Sans) and Made You Look, 2015 (dir. Anthony Peters).
His works include a focus on what he calls ‘quiet interventions’, where subtle, often cheap, nonpermanent actions drastically (and sometimes comically) alter the reading of a signifier, object or situation. It’s Burgerman’s belief that through these playful, creative acts, Art can act as an agent to change the world, by being the catalysis to allow people to change their worlds. His is a pervasive and instantly recognizable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).

Jon Burgerman’s “Hall of famous collaborations and awards”

Burgerman’s work has been featured in many newspapers, magazines, books and blogs around the world. Some of these include:
Al Jezerra America, BBC, The Guardian newspaper, Coolhunting, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, New York Daily, Flavourwire, Gothamist, Metro UK, News.com.au, PSFK, The Telegraph Australia, Trendhunter, Yahoo.com, Dazed and Confused, Be Street magazine, The Financial Times, Wooster Collective, Vandalog, Reedit, Bored Panda, Art-Magazin, Juxtapoz, AI-AP, Eye, Creative Review, Design Week, Edge, The Star Malaysia, JoongAng Daily newspaper (Korea), Slam Hype, Format magazine.

Burgerman now regularly performs at events, conferences and universities around the world, (including FITC, OFFF Festival, SVA School of Visual Arts, Nuart Norway, FIT New York, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore) delivering keynote lectures and running creative workshops. His works include a focus on what he calls ‘quiet interventions’, where subtle, often cheap, non-permanent actions drastically (and sometimes comically) alter the reading of a significance, object or situation. It’s Burgerman’s belief that through these playful, creative acts, Art can act as an agent to change the world, by being the catalysis to allow people to change their worlds.
He has received a Cannes Lions Advertising award, two D&AD Silver award nominations and has collaborated with brands that include: Pepsi, Coca Cola, Nike, Sony, Sky, Kidrobot, Puma, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, 55DSL, Miss Sixty, Little Big Planet, AOL, Size? and Rip Curl. He also designed a special sick bag for Virgin Atlantic flights.

Jon Burgerman is currently living in Williamsburg, New York.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015White MonstersEveryday Mooonday Group
2015Triple XXX Group showJealous GalleryGroup
2015BurgesworldOlympic-ro, Songpa-gu, SeoulSolo
2014Tumblr GirlsBeach LondonSolo
2014Racing LinesSouthbank Centre in London.Solo
2013Jon Burgerman - A Failure Of Judgement ink_d gallery, Brighton (England)Solo
2013Northside Art @ Williamsburg WalksWilliamsburg Walks (Bedford Ave btw 8th-9th), Brooklyn , New YorkGroup
2013ON! Handcrafted Digital PlaygroundsContemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Group
2013An Evening with Jon BurgermanSouthbank Centre , LondonSolo
2013Hot Girls and Hot Dogs17 Frost Street, Williamsburg, New York.Solo
2013Tiny Trifecta 2013Brooklyn's Cotton Candy Machine.Group
2012Jim Avignon & Jon Burgerman Heitsch Gallery, MunichGroup
2012George Hearts MariaHelium Cowboy, Hamburg, Germany Group
2012Moviehouse : Drawing Motion 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2012PhantasmagoriaForman's Smokehouse GalleryGroup
2012Scary Girl Anniversary ShowToykoyo / Underground Gallery, 91 Second Ave (near 5th street) New YorkGroup
2012El Fantastico Planeta De DonilandiaRojo Bermelo, Mexico CitySolo
2011Cityleaks Urban Art Festival, CologneGroup
2011 Dear Japan: Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief Benefit Art Exhibition Art Connect New York Gallery Space , New YorkGroup
2011SAFEWALLS: Art Project by Cirque du SoleilHigh Roller Society , London Group
2010Brain Drained Milk Gallery, IstanbulSolo
2010Jon Burgerman -The Lossy Botany Lab Heliumcowboy, HamburgSolo
2010Never Judge...? Stolenspace Gallery, London (England)Group
2010Ink_D Xmas Art Bazaar ink_d gallery, Brighton (England)Group
2010Mountain To Surf Heliumcowboy, HamburgGroup
2010 Printed Matter 9Giant Robot San Francisco Group
20093-2-1 Solstice- Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, SARGroup
2009Brooklyn Bailout Burlesque Factory Fresh, New York City, NYGroup
2009Nachschlag Heliumcowboy, HamburgGroup
2009Let's PlayMaverik Showroom , LondonGroup
2008Jon Burgerman, Anserine Apparitions Heliumcowboy, HamburgSolo
20085 Years Heliumcowboy Artspace Heliumcowboy, HamburgGroup
2008The Helping Hounds Of Hell Heliumcowboy, HamburgGroup
2007Free Lunch Analogue, Edinburgh (Scotland)Solo
2007The Kindness of Strangers The Helm Gallery, Tacoma, WAGroup
2006Window 06 - Jon Burgerman Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham (England)Solo