Book Release: The Art of Jon Sarkin
The first book collection of outsider artist Jon Sarkin's work has been published by Henry Boxer, written by author Colin Rhodes, in both electronic and hardcover print formats. You can find more information about the book including purchasing options at blurb.co.uk.
From the abstract:
The art of Jon Sarkin is an unmediated outpouring of creativity emerging from a mysterious psychological space we all possess, but which is usually inaccessible. The door to that world was unlocked for Jon by a catastrophic event, but what was lost was also accompanied by a new ability to communicate powerfully through visual art. The door for Jon remains open and through it he continues to share his unique vision with the world. In this richly illustrated book Colin Rhodes provides an invaluable introduction to the artist's work.
Colin Rhodes is an artist, author and educator. His books include Primitivism & Modern Art (1994), Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000), The World According to Roger Ballen (2019), and Nick Blinko (2020). He is a contributing editor for Raw Vision. He was educated in the UK at Goldsmiths University of London and the University of Essex. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Art at Hunan Normal University, China.
Jon Sarkin began his career as an outsider artist in 1989, when complications from a neurosurgery led to a stroke, which prevented him from returning to work as a chiropractor. While his artwork was initially therapeutic - respite from the havoc the stroke wreaked on his nervous system - Jon has developed a truly novel artistic voice as well as a seasoned consistency.