Jon Burgerman is an artist who sometimes strays into illustration, design, performance art and music. He works in analog and digital to create what he calls “hyperkinetic images.”
His self-portrait expresses how he feels about himself and his work: busy, energetic, colorful, but also a bit tired, confused and messy.
Looking at Jon’s work – and especially at the various developing stages of a project such as his self-portrait – you get a strong feeling that he is still very excited about starting a new piece. Just like him, you never quite know where the blank canvas will lead you (physically and metaphorically) or where you’ll be afterwards.
Now don’t take this the wrong way. It’s a true pleasure to work with Jon – even though he says that for him, work isn’t a science but a battle! Maybe that’s why he needs time and space to think, play, test, sleep, deconstruct, build and eventually produce great results.
Jon, a Wacom evangelist, exhibits his pioneering work in museums and galleries all over the world, just as he collaborates with famous brands. How easy is it to maintain his singular attitude when working with a client? No problem, says Jon, because if you have a smart client, you might just end up with a smart project.