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Tired of ethical values getting lost in an endless pursuit of fame and materialism, fine artist Jonny Burt has been producing art as a statement to a "Schizophrenic society with a serious identity crisis". In 2012 Jonny graduated with first class honours from Warwick University studying English & Theatre. Age 22, … Read More
Tired of ethical values getting lost in an endless pursuit of fame and materialism, fine artist Jonny Burt has been producing art as a statement to a "Schizophrenic society with a serious identity crisis". In 2012 Jonny graduated with first class honours from Warwick University studying English & Theatre. Age 22, his work has already been praised for its fine craftsmanship and raw honesty, which have earned him plently of opportunities already including his recent commission by the BBC to design the poster for new film, 'Rose, Mary & Time'.

Burt presents a passionate reaction to the dehumanising effects of 21st century life, offering a satirical examination of fractured identity in a culture where the relentless pursuit for fame becomes aligned with an ominous sense of looming mortality.

The subjects in his work often feature young children, not only to suggest who the true victims are, but also to reveal our own regressive and dependent condition in a mediatised and commodified culture.

Burt tends to begin working in monochromatic pastels to represent the loss of humanity, later juxtaposing with high contrast acrylic colours to conjure a jarring seductiveness to the disturbing imagery. This often leads to a graphic
aesthetic, which likely emerges from his strong interest in menswear fashion illustration and design. Burt has already received commissions from contemporary menswear label Sons of Heroes for their SS14 collection.

His arguably cynical artistic response to the notion of fame is likely compounded by his experiences as an actor in London. In an age dominated by reality shows, it seems that the line is blurring rapidly between fame and infamy: Just how far will people go to be famous in the next ten years? Where are the limits to the exploitation of human beings? Read Less
2013, Feature for Tirade Magazine Issue 1 (fronted by Daisy Lowe) - in stores across UK/Europe Jan 29th 2013.

2013, Feature for Hyde Magazine/Hypocrite Design

2012, Interview feature for Chasseur Magazine Issue 1: 'Kickstart'

2012, Interview feature alongside Carne Griffiths for Zeum Magazine Issue 2

2012, Fe… Read More
2013, Feature for Tirade Magazine Issue 1 (fronted by Daisy Lowe) - in stores across UK/Europe Jan 29th 2013.

2013, Feature for Hyde Magazine/Hypocrite Design

2012, Interview feature for Chasseur Magazine Issue 1: 'Kickstart'

2012, Interview feature alongside Carne Griffiths for Zeum Magazine Issue 2

2012, Feature for Novel Magazine,

2012, Feature for P-oint Magazine Issue 1

2012, JustPirez Magazine Read Less
"Jonny Burt is one to watch with his powerful, personal, and unrepentantly controversial subject matter."
Zeum Magazine.

"If art makes you uncomfortable it's doing its job. Satire is especially successful when you can feel a definite opinion and perhaps even disdain from the artist due to the jarring nature of th… Read More
"Jonny Burt is one to watch with his powerful, personal, and unrepentantly controversial subject matter."
Zeum Magazine.

"If art makes you uncomfortable it's doing its job. Satire is especially successful when you can feel a definite opinion and perhaps even disdain from the artist due to the jarring nature of the work. A lot of Jonny's work made me feel somewhat uncomfortable. The line work and color in his paintings is very direct and confident, and his collages take a very interesting look at what the media considers to be popular."
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