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Jon Burgerman

Internal Dialogue (Music: todayidance)

MP4, 01:01 min, 1920 x 1080 px
Edition of 10

Physical painting using aerosol and oil bar on canvas, digitised and brought to life. What happens when the voices in your head become your head? Do you try and tune them out or acquiesce and try and enjoy the ride? Music by todayidance. The NFT contains additional files as collector rewards.

Jon Burgerman’s practice focuses on creative play as a means of communication. He works intuitively, with shape, colour and expression, as if trying to solve a puzzle with no obvious solution. Eventually everything falls into place and fits in ways that are not always completely obvious to the artist himself but that, over time, give him an understanding of himself, his thoughts and his feelings. To make himself laugh and distract himself from outside pressures, his creations are amusing – especially those produced in lockdown in 2020.

For Burgerman, art is an escape, not only from the outside world but also from his inner anxieties. The bright colours offer an alternative space for his inner existence, while his strange and playful characters offer both company and an opportunity to reflect.