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Jonas Burgert

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Birthplace
Berlin

Birth year
1969

Lives in
Berlin

Works in
Berlin

Website

Representing galleries
Blaine|Southern, Produzentengalerie Hamburg

Current Exhibitions and Events
Oct, 2014 Stück Hirn Blind
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
 
Statement

Jonas Burgert is a German painter known for creating monumental works composed of figurative apparitions and dramatic contrasts of colour. Seemingly fluorescent areas glow amidst a backdrop of gray and pale hues, absorbing the spectator inside the canvas. What Burgert witnesses seems to be the drama of a new world order.

Burgert’s inspirations are multiple and derived from diverse ideologies and cultures. They come from post cards, literature or images of the Indian Holi Festival of Colours, or from the artist’s voyage to Egypt, where he visited the remnants of its ancient culture. Certainly, a major source of inspiration lies in art history. It has often been said that Burgert’s work picks up on strands of Late Renaissance thought, particularly the Mannerist’s love of the grotesque and the curious, of harsh and crass colour disparities and of an exaggerated, ‘unnatural’ style. Other notable inspirations are Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, El Greco, Tintoretto, Poussin and Max Beckmann.

Jonas Burgert Biography










1969 born in Berlin, Germany






1991 - 1996 MA Academy of Fine Arts (UdK), Berlin






1997 Student of the master class of Prof. Dieter Hacker






1998 - 2000 Scholarship (NaFög) UdK, Berlin, Germany






1998 - 2000 Scholarship, travel grant for Egypt







lives and works in Berlin





Selected Exhibitions










2011 Jonas Burgert, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (forthcoming) (solo)






2010 Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany (solo)






2010 Lebendversuch, Kunsthalle Tubingen, Germany (solo)






2010 Gewalten, Laden für Nichts, Leipzig, Germany






2009 Das Unheimliche, initiated by Kunst Magazin Berlin, Modulorhaus, Berlin, Germany






2009 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan






2009 Jonas Burgert. Hitting Every Head. Haunch of Venison, London, UK (cat.) (solo)






2008 Zweiter Tag Nichts at MCA DENVER, Promenade Space, curated by Cydney Payton, USA






2008 Rubben – Booked for killing a policeman (Burgert, Meese, Volkmann), Laden für Nichts, Leipzig, Germany






2008 Jonas Burgert. Kopfschluss, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria (solo)






2008 Jonas Burgert: Enigmatic Narrative, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, USA (solo)






2008 Arndt & Partner, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (solo)






2007 Strange Brew, curated by Wolfgang Schoppmann, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA






2007 Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart/Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany






2007 The Aggression of Beauty, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany






2007 Rockers Island, Olbricht Collection, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (cat.)






2007 Fullhouse – Malerei aus der Sammlung, Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck, Germany






2007 Wonderwall, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan






2007 The Teardrop explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria






2006 Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany (cat.) (solo)






2006 The Triumph of Painting Part VI, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK






2005 Rainbow; a painting show, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, RL






2005 FRAKTALE IV, tod, Palast der Republik Berlin, Germany (cat.)






2005 Geschichtenerzähler, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (cat.)






2005 Ratatouille, Galerie 20.21, Essen, Germany






2004 1. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena Berlin, Germany (cat.)






2003 Biennale of Painting, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.)






2003 Das mystische Paradoxon in der Bildenden Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany (cat.)






2003 Dis-Positiv, Staatsbank Berlin, Germany






2002 Rohkunstbau, Stipendiaten, Berlin, Germany






2002 FRAKTALE III, Rohbau U Bahnhof Reichstag Berlin, Germany (cat.)






2002 IX Rohkunstbau, Wasserschloß Groß Leuthen, Germany (cat.)






2002 Hic et Nunc, Villa Manin Passariano, Italy (cat.)






2001 FRAKTALE II, Pfefferberg Berlin, Germany






2001 Nacht der Akademie, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany






2000 Fraktale Exzerpt, Sophienhöfe Berlin, Germany






2000 Kunst am Bau, Lenze Forum, Hameln, Germany






2000 FRAKTALE I, Parochialkirche Berlin, Germany






1999 Junge Akademie, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany (cat.)






1999 Founding of exhibition project FRAKTALE, Berlin, Germany






1998 Junge Akademie, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany




 

 

Recent Exhibits

Jonas Burgert participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Viewing Room
Crypt of Marylebone Church
 
Jun, 2014 Out Of Our Heads
Shoreditch Town Hall Basement
 
May, 2014 KIK TWO - art exhibition & party
Kino International
 
Apr, 2014 STALACTICA
Quincaillerie Vander Eycken
 
Mar, 2014 Forever
DNA
 
Oct, 2013 Art at the Core
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
 
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