Jon talks creative inspiration, lowering your expectations, experimenting, and trying not to worry too much.
Jon Burgerman uses accessible materials to make colorful and comical works. He encourages mistakes, experiments and improvisation within his practice to allow for new ways of making. Jon Burgerman (b. UK 1979) received a First-class honors degree in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2001 and moved to New York in 2010. He regularly exhibits and lectures about his practice all over the world and across social media, where he has a dedicated following.
His artworks are held in the collections of several institutions including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. He has also collaborated with international companies and brands that include Instagram, Snapchat, Nike, Puma, Apple, Pepsi Co., Samsung, Sesame Street and Disney.
2017 saw the release of Burgerman’s first picture book ‘Splat!’ published by Oxford University Press and Penguin and the creativity books ‘Jon Burgerman’s Daily Doodle’ published by Laurence King and ‘It’s Great To Create’ published by Chronicle Books. In 2018 ‘Rhyme Crime’ and ‘How to Eat Pizza’ both written and illustrated by Jon will be published around the world.