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Recent feature in April 2021 Raw Vision Newsletter
ART IN QUARANTINE:
Jim Sanders is a Brighton-based outsider artist. His work has a great affinity with Primitive, Outsider, or non Western Art, sharing their common concern with universal experiences of birth, love, sex, reproduction and death.
New ‘New Originals’, Jim Sanders (2021). Ink, collage on paper and card on metal hooks in wooden frame, 53 x 38 x 7 cm
"To be honest, my experience of Lockdown and the COVID pandemic has given me one of the most enjoyable years of my life. I have never spent so much time outdoors. The South Downs area around Brighton is particularly magical and inspirational due to its ancient history, with hill forts 2000 years older than Stonehenge. A number of 'hikeadelics' undertaken in local ancient woodlands have been a huge influence on my work."
Hanging masks, Jim Sanders (2020). Painted canvas, cut into strips with string and nails on found wooden masks. Each approx. 130 x 27 x 15 cm
Kuchi coat, Jim Sanders (2018). Metal, leather, string, cloth, bones, feathers, teeth, shells, amulets, and found objects, 240 x 156 cm
Shaman coat in front of Ingress Veil, Jim Sanders (2020). Photo: iloobia
"In recent years I created a series of three Shaman coats made with found objects hung from leather and fabrics cut into thin strips. Making these led me to then create a group of Hanging Mask entities, using a similar technique which I worked on at the very start of lockdown. These then led to me creating the 'Ingress Veils' which kept me occupied for the duration of the rest of Lockdown until they were recently exhibited in an immersive installation, entitled Raising the Spirits."
See more of Sanders' work on Instagram: @sansjimsanders/