Jeffrey Burger

Visual artist | The Netherlands

Jeffrey Burger, painter, sculptor and graphic designer is fascinated by the development of mankind as a social species and where this ends with the almost endless possibilities that technology offers. His singularity study results in semi-abstract portraits and figures in layers of painted iron mesh, 3D compositions in clean-cut horizontal and vertical lines, floating straight on the wall or another surface in a distant, almost photographic perfection.

“My works are a search for a metaphysical world, for the ultimate evolution. I am fascinated by singularity and transhumanity or the digitization of human beings.”

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Jeffrey Burger (1971) is a visual artist with initially a graphic design education, who early on started to focus on painting. His experiments with other techniques with 3D effects for his singularity study, led him to start creating art works in painted iron mesh, which he sometimes combines with oil painting. The basic elements for his artworks are the old antique world, our contemporary world and the future. He is fascinated by the development of mankind as a social species and where this ends with the almost endless possibilities that technology offers. 

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His paintings are created in a hyperrealistic style with a surrealistic twist clearly influenced by Magritte and Dali. In more recent years, he investigates singularity and transhumanity by creating semi-abstract portraits and figures in layers of painted iron mesh, 3D compositions in clean-cut horizontal and vertical lines, floating straight on the wall or another surface. With their transparency and 3D effect, his works tend to a distant, almost photographic perfection.

Over the years Burger has participated in many exhibitions at galeries, independent art spaces, museums and art fairs in various countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain and the United Arab Emirates / Dubai and can also be found there in various collections.

Credentials

Selected group exhibitions

2020

Troostkunst, Exhibition City Museum for  Modern and Contemporary Art, Schiedam, The Netherlands

Roots, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

Hello 2020!, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2019

TIME, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

Hello 2019!, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2018

Duo exhibition, Independent art space Hoogstraat 140, Schiedam, The Netherlands

#InnerCities, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

Vruchtbare grond, Exhibition City Museum for modern and Contemporary Art, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2017

Open Art Expo, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2016

Open Art Expo, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2015

Scherven brengen geluk, Stichting KunstWerkt, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2013

Vormspinsels, Opinions of art, Ghent, Belgium

2012

Summer expo, Artival, Brouwershaven, The Netherlands

Grenslijnen, Opinions of art, Ghent, Belgium

Selected art fairs

2020

Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Frankfurt, Germany

2019

Luxembourg Art Fair, international Art Fair via OpenArtExchange, LuxExpo The Box, Luxembourg

Ghent Art Fair, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Ghent, Belgium

Art Fair Laren, national art fair via OpenArtExchange, Laren, The Netherlands

Contemporary Art Fair Paris, international art fair, Porte de Verrsailles, Paris, France  

ArtUp! Lille, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Lille, France

2018

Luxembourg Art Fair, international Art Fair via OpenArtExchange, LuxExpo The Box, Luxembourg

Antwerp Art Fair, international art fair via OpenArtExchange, Antwerp, Belgium

2015

Qatar Art Fair, international art fair via Artipico (now Galerie Voute), Doha, Qatar

2014

Holland Art Exhibition, Edition Dubai, international art fair via Artipico (now Galerie Voute), Dubai, UAE

2013

Holland Art Exhibition, Edition Ibiza, international art fair via Artipico (now Galerie Voute), Ibiza, Spain

2012

Marbella International Art Festival, international art fair via Artipico (now Galerie Voute), Marbella, Spain

Residencies

2019

OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

2018

OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, The Netherlands

 

Collections

  • Ketelfactory, Schiedam
  • Jaddis Additiva, Schiedam
  • Permanent on view in galleries in Schiedam

 

Other professional activities

  • Designer for several companies and museums (e.a. packaging for Jenevermuseum and Nolet distillery)
  • Wall painting at Hugo de Groot Lyceum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Illustrator for several books and other publications, such as magazines