Selected works by Jonas Burgert

Jonas Burgert
Mondjager

2005

oil on canvas

300 x 280 cm
A fantastical cast of characters, both animal and human, keep watch over a glowing white orb; the prize of the Mondjäger (or "Moon Hunter") referred in the painting's title. The elaborately layered scene, with its dramatic lighting, exotic costumes and sweeping, stage-like staircase, is wonderfully theatrical. "To do something strange, like pick up a planet, it is first necessary to change one's mind and body to become a part of a ritual," says Burgert. "One needs spiritual copies of oneself in order to havea dialogue between one's inner characters."
Jonas Burgert
Waffenschwestern

2004

oil on canvas

300 x 280 cm
Waffenschwestern (or "Weapon Sisters") is a painting about female power, and the polar instincts of intimacy and aggression. Six women are gathered together in a strange environment, their dress and choices of weapon each representative of a different moment in time from prehistory to the present. They sit, squat and stand calmly as if debating some sort of violent offensive, the cue for which will come from the central figure caught within the blue crosshairs. Strange creatures move between them, while behind, on a mazy backdrop of golden, latticed wallpaper, hangs a constellation of spherical forms; a conscious juxtaposition on the artist's part of "the meditative chaos of nature and the interrelated elements of human cultures".

Jonas Burgert's Biography

Jonas Burgert - Biography and Exhibitions - The Saatchi Gallery

Jonas Burgert

Jonas Burgert 's Biography and Exhibitions

1969
Born in Berlin Lives and works in Berlin


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2006
Produzentengalerie Hamburg


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2005
Rainbow; a painting show, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut
FRAKTALE IV, tod, Palast der Republik Berlin
Geschichtenerzähler, Hamburger Kunsthalle

2004
1. Berliner Kunstsalon, Arena Berlin

2003
Biennale der Malerei, Stockholm, Schweden
Das mystische Paradoxon in der Bildenden Kunst des 20. Jhts.
Kunsthalle Erfurt
Dis–Positiv, Staatsbank Berlin

2002
Rohkunstbau, Stipendiaten, Berlin
FRAKTALE III, Rohbau U Bahnhof Reichstag Berlin
IX Rohkunstbau, Wasserschloß Groß Leuthen
Hic et Nunc, Villa Manin Passariano, Italien

2001
FRAKTALE II, Pfefferberg Berlin
Nacht der Akademie, Akademie der Künste Berlin

2000
Fraktale Exzerpt, Sophienhöfe Berlin
Kunst am Bau, Lenze Forum, Hameln
FRAKTALE I, Parochialkirche Berlin

1999
Junge Akademie, Akademie der Künste Berlin
Gründung der Ausstellungsreihe FRAKTALE

1998
Junge Akademie, Akademie der Künste Berlin