JIM ANDERSON

    is a multi-media artist based in London, where he divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, teaching, and writing. His work encompasses many different media and ideas; but use of found or recycled materials is paramount, and his work is steeped in the surreal and the satirical - and draws from sources as diverse as the Bible, the Beano, and the Kama-Sutra.

    He exhibits internationally, and his prints have been awarded four prizes in major U.K exhibitions - most recently in 2007's Small Print Big Impression exhibition. In the mid-1990s his work caught the attention of Sister Wendy Beckett who awarded him the under-30 prize at the 1994Eastern Art Show. In 1997 he was a co-founder of The Illustrated Ape magazine; and in 2000 his book Handmade Prints - co-authored with artist Anne Desmet - was published by A & C Black. He was also one of the artists featured in Tony Dyson's 2009 book Printmakers Secrets. 2002-2004 found him playing the theremin and providing backing vocals for the rock group Jujubabies, who were band-in-residence for Ibiza's Manumission Club in the summer of 2004.

    His prints and paintings appear in numerous U.K exhibitions; and in 2002 one of his mosaic murals was shortlisted for a Camden Design Award. Between 2002-2006 he was involved in a large public art project in various hospitals in Kenya, which was the subject of a short film The Art of Healing; and at present he is working on the last of a series of mosaic murals for Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

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