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Images from past shows:

The Lossy Botany Lab | July 2010

Lossy Data Lab | SCOPE Art Fair New York 2009

Anserine Apparitions | Sept 2008



Videos from past heliumcowboy shows with Jon Burgerman:

2010: Lossy Botany Lab, Hamburg

2009: Lossy Data Lab, 5 day live performance at SCOPE Art Fair New York

Born in Birmingham, UK artist Jon Burgerman has built a strong reputation through his recognisable and colourful artworks of swooping, intertwining lines and hyper-emotional characters. Working across a variety of media that includes drawing, painting, print, animation, large scale murals and product design, his art retains a hand-made quality. A sense of British self-deprecation, dry humour and modern-day anxiety imbues his work along with an enthusiasm for salad.

Burgerman currently resides in Nottingham and New York. He exhibits internationally and has shown work along side contemporary 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 gives lectures, public performances and signings and has recently (late 2009) embarked on a pop music project as the band Anxieteam, who have played a series of gigs in New York, Germany, Italy and Brazil.

In 2008 he was invited to appear as a guest on the popular BBC TV show Blue Peter, making a special piece of work live on air to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary. He has received two D&AD Silver award nominations and has collaborated with brands that include: Cadbury, Pepsi, CocaCola, Nike, Sony, Sky, Kidrobot, Nintendo, MTV, Levis, 55DSL, 2K/Gingham, Miss Sixty, Aol, Size? and Rip Curl. He also designed a special sick bag for Virgin Atlantic flights.

In 2009 "burger" was setup to further explore brand collaborations and to manufacture a Jon Burgerman product range. burger products are available worldwide and online.


Artist websites: jonburgerman.com, burgerplex.com, anxieteam.com

Videos from past heliumcowboy shows with Jon Burgerman:

2010: Lossy Botany Lab, Hamburg

2009: Lossy Data Lab, 5 day live performance at SCOPE Art Fair New York


Brain Drained – Milk Gallery; Istanbul, Turkey
The Lossy Botany Lab – heliumcowboy artspace; Hamburg, Germany
Brain Drain – The Gallery of Winchester Discovery Centre; UK
Pen Friends – Falmouth, UK

Paralysis of Choice – Electrik Sheep; Newcastle, UK
Economies of Scale – Deshan Art Space; Beijing, China
My American Summer – Giant Robot; New York, USA
SCOPE NY Art Fair – with heliumcowboy artspace; New York, USA

I’m Sorry If I Smell – FewMany; Tokyo, Japan
Because I Can’t Sit Still – Coningsby Gallery; London, UK
Anserine Apparitions – heliumcowboy artspace; Hamburg, Germany
Solo exhibition at Litou Space; Beijing, China
Pop Idle – Concrete Hermit; London, UK
Duhprishus – Rojo artspace; Milano, Italy

Colour Butter – mural, as part of Design Singapore; Singapore
Hypercolourphagia – Rojo artspace; Barcelona, Spain
Drawing installation room – Designerblock; London, UK
On The Wall – installation drawing, Concrete - TAG; Amsterdam, NL
Immature Miniatures – Mad Turnip; Paris, France
Free Lunch – at Analogue Gallery; Edinburgh, UK
Nonpermanent – Live drawings, Custard Factory; Birmingham, UK

The Elements of Colourful Surroundings – Novas Gallery; London, UK
solo show – Artoyz Gallery; Paris, France
Papercuts – Dreambagsjaguarshoes; London, UK
Window 06 – vinyl window installation, Angel Row Gallery; Nottingham, UK
New Voices; The launch of 4Wall – drawings and prints, Menier Chocolate Factory; London, UK

The Big Draw – large scale window drawing, Turnpike Gallery; Leigh, UK

solo show – paintings, sculpture and drawings, 55DSL Store; London, UK


Mountain to Surf – heliumcowboy artspace; Hamburg, Germany
V&A Museum Street Art exhibition – coming up in Autumn and touring across the UK till 2012
ROJO®NOVA music and arts festival – coming up in Aug; Sao Paulo, Brazil
Back to Black – coming up in Apr at Madre Museum; Naples, Italy
Kicks N Canvas –  coming up at Zerocool Gallery; London, UK

Who’s Afraid of Friendly Capitalism – Jim Avignon & Friends at heliumcowboy artspace; Hamburg, Germany
Giant Robot Biennale2: 15 Years – Japanese American National Museum; USA.
Brooklyn Bailout Burlesque – Factory Fresh; Brooklyn/New York, USA
Cute & Dangerous – Seven Degrees; Los Angeles; USA
Street Crush – Alphabeta; Brooklyn/New York; USA
Anxiety Room – with Jim Avignon at Factory Fresh; Brooklyn/New York; USA

The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years collection – Chelsea Art Museum; New York; USA
mixtART – Giant Robot; San Francisco, USA
5 years heliumcowboy artspace – anniversary exhibition at Bieberhaus; Hamburg, Germany
Toyland – Alcovearts; Decatur, GA, USA
group show – Upper Space Gallery; Manchester, UK
Rojo out – international outdoor Urban Art exhibition; across Barcelona, Spain
Den of Iniquity – The Rogues’ Gallery; Belfast, Northern-Ireland, UK
The Helping Hounds of Hell – Neurotitan; Berlin, Germany
Under The Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee – Gallery 1988; Los Angeles, USA

Tiger Translate – 798 Space; Beijing, China
Opronica Festival – animation screening, British Film Institute; London, UK

Shock’d – live drawings, The Heineken Green Synergy Festival; Dublin, UK
Colouring In Room – wall drawing installation, as part of Pictoplasma on Tour, Space4 Gallery;
Peterborough, UK
Counter: Vision – video pieces with Black Convoy, Hayward Gallery; London, UK

The Monster Show – drawings and paintings, Complex Gallery; Portland, USA
Black Convoy show – pantings and digital prints, Seventeen Gallery; London, UK

Two Steps Back – drawings, Kinzo and Vinyl Factory; Berlin/London, Germany/UK
Hollywood: The Remix – drawings and customisations, Wooster Arts Space; New York City, USA



Interview with art-magazine.de
Bangalore – self-published edition; IN/UK

Designers Against Tibetan Abuse; UK
Simply Pattern – Vision:ary books; Hong Kong, CN
60 Unite For Children – UNICEF charity book, APAG editions
Computer Arts November – cover artwork and 'Design Hero' interview, Future Publishing; UK
Anxious Times – commissioned article
Made & Sold – Laurence King Publishing; UK
Colour Me Silly – colouring in book, Nineteenseventythree

Pens Are My Friends – monograph with DVD and bonus book, IdN; London, UK
Grafik Magazine – August Issue
Computer Arts 151– Future Publishing; UK
Gribba Grub – monograph publ. by Rojo; Barcelona, Spain
Graphic 12 – Magma; London, UK
Acclaim magazine – Issue 12; Melbourne, Australia
Street T Camisetas – publ. by Monsa; Barcelona, Spain
Modart Magazine No. 15; UK

Los Logos 3 – publ. by Die Gestalten; Berlin, Germany
Latex For Fun – publ. by Die Gestalten; Berlin, Germany
Graphic 10 – Magma; London, UK
Swaety Goolabs – artwork postcard book, Concrete Hermit; London, UK
300% Cotton – Laurence King; London, UK

Vinyl Will Kill – IdN; Hong Kong, CN
The Fundamentals of Illustration – Thames and Hudson; London, UK
Hello Duudle - The Duudleville Tales – Wiggleton Press; UK
Graphics Alive – Vision:ary books; Hong Kong, CN
Fusion – IdN PRO; Hong Kong, CN
The Art Of Rebellion 2 – street art book, Stylefile; Mainaschaff, Germany
Tattoo Icons – Vision:ary books; Hong Kong, CN

Graphic Magazine – Issue Six, BIS; Amsterdam, Netherlands
Isolated. Funkstorung. Triple Media, !K7 – Die Gestalten; Berlin, Germany
The Art of Saying Hello, Business Cards – Lawrence King; London, UK
Designed To Help – charity art book, Die Gestalten; Berlin, Germany

Stick ‘Em Up – Booth-Clibborn; UK
Faesthetic Magazine – 2003-8 editions; Ohio, USA
This Is A Magazine – 2nd and 5th compendium of the magazine; Milan, Italy
Pictoplasma – vol. 1 - 3, publ. by Die Gestalten; Berlin, Germany