Jon Burgerman

, b. 1979

Situated between fine art and street art, Jon Burgerman creates doodles that examine his environment through the lens of humor. Considered the prominent practitioner of the art style, Burgerman draws on various sources, including his own wild imagination, to portray vivid characters with signature googly eyes. He incorporates spontaneity and play in his work, resulting in a freeform approach as illustrated in works like Crowd (2021). Burgerman’s practice focuses on the exploratory nature of doodling in which the act of making determines its progress, viewing art as a tool for change. A monograph of his work Pens Are My Friends was published by IdN in 2008. He has collaborated with brands including Apple, BBC, Instagram, and Nike.