Six pieces from outsider artist Jon Sarkin's body of work have been accepted into the Centre Pompidou in Paris France. This adds another museum to which Jon's work has been collected - others include the The American Visionary Art Museum, and the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.
[Jon] takes us on a journey in which the lines emerging from the patches of colour seem to suggest, at first sight, a multiplicity of possible trajectories and routes. Yet this is above all an aesthetic organization of a"loss of meaning"; the "palpable" qualities of the signifier - its sonority, its material form - are reinforced where meaning disappears
- Barbara Safavora, ABCD Collection, Paris
The Centre Pompidou brings together more than 120,000 works. It is the richest collection in Europe and the second in the world. Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Otto Dix, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky, Yves Klein, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Annette Messager, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Jean Prouvé, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Xavier Veilhan, and so many more!
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.