Patrick Tayler
Jon Burgerman’s mesmerising stand-alone figures and choirlike paintings are magnetically endearing but also confrontational. Their intense features pulsate ferociously, finding ways to get imprinted behind your eyelids. His work dissolves categories, oscillating between genres and functions, creating new audiences, viewers and fandoms. To learn about the complexity of the issues at hand, I talked with the multifaceted artist who is also one of the exhibitors of the thematic group show titled The Cuteness Factor.