We welcome back one of our earliest artist's to join the 1xRUN team as Jon Burgerman returns with City Girl his latest piece highlighting a recent trip to Mexico in this 3-color screenprint.
"This piece is about the city, the people, the noise, the chatter, the barrage of signs and signals. It's about the chaos of urban dwelling, a beautiful disaster of our own making. It was drawn and created over a few days following my first trip to Mexico in November 2012.
Following nearly 3 weeks in Mexico and then returning to New York my head was full of colour, chaos and people. It's a delicate dance, as the sprawl crawls across the land, swallowing up all in its path, we all participate in. It's amazing and wondrous but also seems to me to be just one moment away from calamity. This is how we all choose to live, for the first time ever more than 50% of the worlds population lives in a city, for the connivance and connection, yet it distances us away from our natural surroundings and earthly beginnings.
The piece was drawn using a gel pen, a felt tip pen and a brush pen. I rarely use a brush pen so the piece is sort of special for that reason. I wanted it to have a more pulpy-comic-book feel to it." - Jon Burgerman
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Jon Burgerman and 1xRUN.
Jon Burgerman has risen to be one of the prominent artists in the recent boom of practitioners who traverse the disciplines of contemporary art, design, illustration and entrepreneurism. His award winning work can be seen globally from gallery and bedroom walls to cinema and iPhone screens. A sense of British self-deprecation, dry humour and modern-day anxiety imbues his work along with an enthusiasm for salad.
Burgerman exhibits internationally and has shown work along side artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, Vivienne Westwood and Gerald Scarfe. His work is collected worldwide and is in the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Science Museum in London.
He has received a Cannes Lions Advertising award, two D&AD; Silver award nominations and has collaborated with brands that include: Pepsi, CocaCola, Nike, Sony, Sky, Kidrobot, Puma, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, 55DSL, Miss Sixty, AOL, Size? and Rip Curl. He also designed a special sick bag for Virgin Atlantic flights.
Burgerman lives and works in New York and online.