Jon Burgerman's 'Head Shots' Questions Messages in Media

 - Dec 3, 2014
References: jonburgerman & coolhunting
Jon Burgerman's latest series 'Head Shots' involves the artist altering, and dramatizing, his surroundings.

Burgerman creates violent and graphic live-art scenes by utilizing existing advertisements found in New York City's subways. Burgerman appears to be questioning, if not criticizing, the types of messages we are inundated with on a daily basis. Of course, he executes this criticism with a dark humor and dry wit that we've come to expect from the artist.

The series becomes even more poignant when we consider the amount of gun violence and shooting tragedies that occur in the US alone. With each case, Burgerman found himself more paranoid and hyper-aware of his surroundings. He began to notice that there are some "very obvious threats right under our noses, in plain view, for everyone to see." He asks, quite rightly, "How have we missed these? Who are these people aiming at?"