September 19, 2014
The Vinyl Factory’s collector’s edition release accompanies Jonas Burgert’s forthcoming solo show at London’s Blain|Southern gallery.
Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert is to release his first ever limited art edition vinyl next month to coincide with the unveiling of a new body of work at his forthcoming exhibition STÜCK HIRN BLIND at Blain|Southern Gallery in central London. Connecting both the artist’s past and his present living and working in contemporary Berlin, the release showcases a recording from Burgert’s late father the composer Hans Joachim Burgert, with local music producer rRoxymore providing a slice of the city’s club culture with a remix on the other side.
With STÜCK HIRN BLIND set to feature his largest painting to date, Burgert has also opted to stretch the limits of the LP cover format, choosing to hand-paint this edition of 100 copies so that, when placed alongside each other, they will form one unified image. It is a further manifestation of the concerns of fractured identity central to Burgert’s work, which he describes as “man’s battle with his own mirror image, struggling to define himself”.
Returning to London for his first solo show in over five years, Jonas Burgert’s STÜCK HIRN BLIND will feature a brace of sculptures alongside the series of new painted works – including the aforementioned monumental 8-metre long piece, that continue a line drawn from Hieronymus Bosch through to portraits by Rembrandt and Van Dyke.
Jonas Burgert’s hand-painted vinyl edition will be released on 13th October to coincide with the opening of STÜCK HIRN BLIND on 14th October at Blain|Southern in Hanover Square, London. Click here for more information.
Main image: JONAS BURGERT
puls führt, 2014
All works © Jonas Burgert Courtesy of the Artist and Blain|Southern
Photo: Gunther Lepkowski