ein Dorn weich: Recent Drawings by Jonas Burgert

Tuesday 4 October - Friday 28 October 2022

‘For me, art is not to decorate our life, it’s to make movement in the brain. In the best case, it’s a spiritual thing. A platform, maybe. Sometimes I see it as a stage on which we have these struggles. I think art is a very good place to think about things because there are no rules; there’s nobody saying, “You have to do it like this.” You can do everything in art and it’s okay, because people can always just say they don’t like it. It’s the only really free thing.’ - Jonas Burgert

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The son of a painter, Jonas Burgert was born in 1969 in Berlin, where he lives and works today. He graduated from the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts (UdK) in 1996, and the following year studied for the postgraduate title Meisterschueler, under Professor Dieter Hacker. Active as a painter, draughtsman and sculptor, Burgert had his first one-man exhibition in Hamburg in 2006. More recent exhibitions include Bosch & Burgert at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna in 2017-2018, which placed the artist’s work alongside Hieronymous Bosch’s Last Judgement triptych of c.1482, as well as solo exhibitions at the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo) in 2017, the ARP Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen in 2020, and the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai in 2021. Paintings by Burgert are in the collections of the Denver Art Museum in Colorado, the Hamburger Kunstalle in Hamburg and the Long Museum in Shanghai, as well as in numerous private collections in Europe, America and Asia.