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Ian Berry – Art Made From Jeans


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Not many things leave us speechless, but we do find ourselves without the right words to describe the work of Ian Berry, formerly known as Denimu.
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To call it denim art just doesn’t do it justice. Sounds too crafty, too much like old ladies’ hobby of quilt-making.

Although he does create pieces of visual art by using recycled denim clothing, the pieces are far from any semblance of patchwork.

The British-born artist has created portraits and street scenes, but we love the latest collection entitled Behind Closed Doors. denimart1

In these large-scale pieces, Berry captures the feeling of loneliness and isolation in our everyday lives. He captures a moment of life with no special drama, yet the images carry an emotional weight.

denimart3Somehow the fact that the pieces are made of jeans adds to their significance, their everyday-ness and their truthfulness. There’s something irresistibly honest and direct in them.

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A sizeable selection of Ian Berry’s work is currently on show in London at the Catto gallery at 14 Percy Street. Tuija Seipell.

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