Saturday, September 7. 2013
Justin makes paintings, drawings, and interactive sculptures that allow him to explore themes of play, wonder, and the sublime. The work speaks of adventure and adapting to the unexpected.
Justin’s work is made from the materials that he comes upon or seeks out. He tinkers and explores. The results are blatantly homemade, producing an awkward situation.
I use what I use to do what I do to get done what I need to get done.
Justin Bursk works and plays in a small town outside of Philadelphia with his wife and children. He has had the honor of working with public school children as an art teacher for the last 15 years. He earned his MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in 2003 and his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1997.
He has shown in numerous group exhibitions including: Hubris, Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago; Playing with fire, Texas Firehouse in New York, NY; and Greater Philadelphia, Moore College of Arts, Philadelphia.