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"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, Visual Arts Editor Dazed & Confused
The UK artist has built a strong reputation through his recognisable and colourful artworks of swooping, intertwining lines and hyper-emotional characters. Working across a variety of media that includes drawing, painting, print, animation, large scale murals and product design, his art retains a hand-made quality. A sense of British self-deprecation, dry humour and modern-day anxiety imbues his work along with an enthusiasm for salad.
Burgerman exhibits internationally and has shown work along side contemporary 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 in London. He gives lectures, public performances and signings and has recently (late 2009) embarked on a pop music project as the band Anxieteam, who have played a series of gigs in New York, Germany, Italy and Brazil. In 2008 he was invited to appear as a guest on the popular BBC TV show Blue Peter, making a special piece of work live on air to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary.
Find out more at http://www.jonburgerman.com