Berlin, b.1969

Jonas Burgert

Jonas Burgert was born in Berlin in 1969. He paints a stage every time that he lifts his brush: with every stroke, with every composition. His works depict the inexhaustible theatre play that Burgert considers to be human existence: man’s need to make sense of his purpose in life. It is a quest that seems inconclusive, but which opens doors to every sphere of reasoning, imagination and desire. Oversized canvases are crowded with fantastical figures of different proportions.

Jonas Burgert graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, in 1996 and consecutively studied for a post graduate title (Meisterschueler) under Professor Dieter Hacker in Berlin. Since 1998, his work has been on view in numerous group shows around the world, including Geschichtenerzaehler at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2003), and Triumph of...

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Biography

Jonas Burgert was born in Berlin in 1969. He paints a stage every time that he lifts his brush: with every stroke, with every composition. His works depict the inexhaustible theatre play that Burgert considers to be human existence: man’s need to make sense of his purpose in life. It is a quest that seems inconclusive, but which opens doors to every sphere of reasoning, imagination and desire. Oversized canvases are crowded with fantastical figures of different proportions.

Jonas Burgert graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, in 1996 and consecutively studied for a post graduate title (Meisterschueler) under Professor Dieter Hacker in Berlin. Since 1998, his work has been on view in numerous group shows around the world, including Geschichtenerzaehler at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2003), and Triumph of Painting Part VI at London’s Saatchi Gallery (2006). Since 2006, Burgert’s work has been on view in solo exhibitions around the world, including ZEITLAICH, Blain|Southern Berlin, DE (2017); Schutt und Futter, Hannover Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, DE (2013); Jonas Burgert: Lebendversuch, Kunsthalle Tübingen, DE (2010 - 2011); Jonas Burgert: Hitting every head, Haunch of Venison, London, UK (2009) and Jonas Burgert: Enigmatic Narrative, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, US (2008). Public collections include Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Denver Art Museum, US; Rubell Family Art Collection, US and Taguchi Art Collection, Japan.

Artworks

9

Altlot (殘留焊料), 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Berlin / Canvas / Contemporary European Art / Contemporary German Art / Dreamlike Imagery / European Art / Face/Body (Human Figures) / Figurative Painting / German Art / Germany / Human Nature/Existence / Inspired by Old Masters / Invisible Energy/Phenomena / Life and Death / Memories / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Omniscient View / Painting / Portrait Painting / Reality and Fantasy/Illusion/Imagination / The Grotesque / Theatricality / Visibility/Invisibility

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1996

    Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Ein Klang Lang, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

  • 2018

    schlagen und bleiben, Blain|Southern, London, UK

  • 2017

    ZEITLAICH, Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Kirchner · Richter · Burgert, me Collectors Room Berlin, Olbricht Foundation, Germany

  • Where is the Madness You Promised Me, Hudson Valley MOCA, New York, USA

  • 2018

    NGORONGORO II, Artist Weekend, Berlin, Germany

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Education

  • 1996

    Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Ein Klang Lang, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

  • 2018

    schlagen und bleiben, Blain|Southern, London, UK

  • 2017

    ZEITLAICH, Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany

  • Lotsucht / Scandagliodipendenza, MAMbo - Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

  • 2016

    Hälfte Schläfe, Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Germany

  • 2014

    STÜCK HIRN BLIND, Blain|Southern, London, UK

  • 2013

    schutt und futter, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

  • Sticht, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany

  • 2012

    Gift gegen Zeit, Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany

  • 2011

    Lebendversuch, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

  • 2010

    Lebendversuch, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany

  • Jonas Burgert, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany

  • Spielweg, Haas & Fuchs in cooperation with Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany

  • 2009

    Hitting every head, Haunch of Venison, London, UK

  • 2008

    Jonas Burgert - Enigmatic Narrative, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, USA

  • Jonas Burgert, Arndt & Partner, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

  • Kopfschluss, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria

  • 2006

    Jonas Burgert, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Kirchner · Richter · Burgert, me Collectors Room Berlin, Olbricht Foundation, Germany

  • Where is the Madness You Promised Me, Hudson Valley MOCA, New York, USA

  • 2018

    NGORONGORO II, Artist Weekend, Berlin, Germany

  • 2017

    Korrespondenzen - BOSCH & BURGERT, Gemäldegalerie, der Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria

  • THE ART SHOW - Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art Gunma, Gunma, Japan

  • 2016

    Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick, Somerset House, London, UK

  • 2015

    The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor 1955 – 2015, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, USA

  • NGORONGORO, Artist Weekend, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014

    Out Of Our Heads, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK

  • 2013

    Viewing Room, All Visual Arts, The Crypt, London, UK

  • 2011

    Schach, Museum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

  • 2010

    Night of the Pawn, Leipzig, Germany

  • Daydreaming with James Lavelle, London, UK

  • Passion Fruits picked from the Olbricht Collection, me Collectors room Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

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

  • 2008

    Zweiter Tag Nichts (Second Day Nothing), Promenade Space, MCA Denver, Denver, USA

  • Rubben – Booked For Killing A Policeman, Laden fuer Nichts, Leipzig, Germany

  • 2007

    The Teardrop Explodes, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria

  • Strange Brew, Max Lang Gallery, New York, USA

  • Weltempfänger, Galerie der Gegenwart/Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany

  • The Aggression of Beauty, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany

  • Rockers Island: Olbricht Collection, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany

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

  • Wonderwall, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2006

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

  • 2005

    Rainbow - A Painting Show, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon

  • FRAKTALE IV, Palast der Republik Berlin, Germany

  • Geschichtenerzähler, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

  • Ratatouille, Galerie 20.21, Essen, Germany

  • 2004

    1. Berliner, Kunstsalon, Arena Berlin, Germany

  • 2003

    Biennale of Painting, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Das mystische Paradoxon in der Bildenden Kunst des 20. Jhts., Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany

  • Dis-Positiv, Staatsbank Berlin, Germany

  • 2002

    Rohkunstbau, Stipendiaten, Berlin

  • FRAKTALE III, Rohbau U Bahnhof Reichstag Berlin, Germany

  • IX Rohkunstbau, Wasserschloß Groß Leuthen, Germany

  • Hic et Nunc, Villa Manin Passariano, Italy

  • 2001

    FRAKTALE II, Pfefferberg Berlin, Germany

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

  • 2000

    Fraktale Exzerpt, Sophienhöfe Berlin, Germany

  • Kunst am Bau, Lenze Forum, Hameln, Germany

  • FRAKTALE I, Parochialkirche Berlin, Germany