Jon Sarkin is a self-taught contemporary American artist. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be a wildly prolific artist. This condition, known as "sudden artistic output," profoundly affected his perception of the world, and this change is reflected in his art. His work is influenced by popular culture, comics, literature, and music. He has been featured in many publication and documentaries, including GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, ArtNews, Primetime Live, the Discovery Channel and the BBC. He has exhibited in several locations, including New York, London, Los Angeles and Boston. His biography, Shadows Bright As Glass, was written in 2011 by Pulitzer-prize winning author Amy Ellis Nutt. Paramount Pictures and Tom Cruise have purchased his life rights for an upcoming movie.
He works in Goucester, Massachusetts where he lives with his wife and three children.
Jon Sarkin Exhibit “The Unchained Brain” at Open Door Gallery. Reception May 5, 2016 4-7pm Posted Wednesday April 27 2016 at 07:14 am. Used tags: art, boston, gallery, vsa Photo by Jared Charney Jon […]
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