“The beautiful dirt of a spiritual process.”
That’s just about the most apt way to describe work of German painter Jonas Burgert. Words from the man’s own mouth. Which suggest to me that here is an artist supremely aware and in charge of his intention when he makes a painting. Ever since I came across his work a couple of months ago, I have been unable to get it out of my mind. It speaks to me in ways that art hasn’t spoken to me in the longest time. There are many things I could say about his paintings but I’m going to stick to the most overwhelming thing: they tip me over into the realm of story and I love that. It’s all I ask of a piece of art, whatever mode it’s expressed in. Now, I’ll shut up and let the man himself AND his paintings do the talking.