Jon Burgerman is a UK born, NYC based artist instigating improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle. He is a purveyor of doodles and is often credited and referenced as the leading figure in the popular 'Doodle' art style.
His work is placed between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. His is a pervasive and instantly recognisable aesthetic that exists across a multitude of forms including canvases, large scale murals (indoor and outside), sculpture, toys, apparel, design, print and people (as tattoos and temporary drawings).
Jon's work has been featured in many newspapers, magazines, books and blogs around the world. Some of these include:
Al Jezerra America, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian newspaper, Coolhunting, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, New York Daily, Flavourwire, Gothamist, Metro UK, News.com.au, PSFK, The Telegraph Australia, Trendhunter, Yahoo.com, Dazed and Confused, Be Street magazine, The Financial Times, Wooster Collective, Vandalog, Reedit, Bored Panda, Art-Magazin, Juxtapoz, AI-AP, Eye, Creative Review, Design Week, Edge, The Star Malaysia, JoongAng Daily newspaper (Korea), Slam Hype, Format magazine.
I think it was spinach.
I went to a party when I first moved to New York and didn't really know anyone there. I was chatting to a girl and she wanted to swap phone numbers so I gave her mine. She was going to give me hers but I said why not just text me something you'd like to tell me now and I'll read it later when I go home. Moments later my little Nokia phone buzzed with the message. Obviously I had intended to read the message straight away but somehow I got distracted and didn't get around to it.
On the icy walk back home to my new apartment I remembered about the message and pulled out my phone to read it. It said; You have some food stuck between your teeth.
My talk will be about my recent works, distractions, ideas, thoughts and mistakes, and how they're all pretty much the same thing.