Lot 501 - Jonas Burgert - Log

Lot 501 - Jonas Burgert - Log

Graphite on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
2020
Bidding starts at £50
ARTIST INFO
Jonas Burgert is a contemporary German artist working in darkly comic, large-scale paintings. He is best known for his use of animals and people as ornamentation, often portraying them in the midst of ritual acts such as in Second Day Nothing (2008). Burgert’s work has been compared to Hieronymous Bosch for its fantastical and tortured imagery, and his frequent use of North African motifs, which is inspired by a period when the artist lived in Egypt. Born in 1969 in West Berlin, Germany, he graduated from the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in 1996 with his earliest works consisting of series of fractal images created collaboratively with the artist Ingolf Keiner. Burgert’s first solo exhibition was at the Produzentengalerie Hamburg in 2006, and he has since been widely shown, including solo shows at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008 and the Blain Southern Gallery in London, in 2014. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany.