Exhibition: Artist:

Jim Anderson | Oil on Canvas | 71.5 x 32.5 inches

Jim Anderson is a multi-media artist living in Cambridgeshire, who divides his time and energies between printmaking, mosaic-making, painting, teaching, and writing. His work encompasses many different media and ideas – but use of found or recycled materials is always paramount; and his imagery is steeped in the satirical and the surreal.

“I love murmurations of starlings and have often wondered what it might be like to be in the middle of one.

In this painting, Papageno – the bird-catcher from Mozart’s The Magic Flute – has tried to upgrade his bird-catching business by taking a course in accountancy and putting on a smart suit. As we can see from the empty cage he holds, it doesn’t seem to help very much. Meanwhile, nature appears to be fighting back.” Jim Anderson

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