Ian Berry: Splendid Isolation

Ian Berry: Splendid Isolation
Library Shelf Location 18.BERR
Publication Date 09 Dec 2020

Ian Berry has emerged as an exciting young British artist over the last decade. He has been making figurative paintings and installations of denim for over 15 years. He uses discarded jeans, cuts them up into pieces and sorts according to hue like a painter places his colour nuances to his palette. At first glance the work seems two-dimensional, but when you zoom in, you can see how different layers of denim are placed on top and over each other. The paintings are in fact denim collages so perfectly put together. Ian Berry also makes three-dimensional denim installations, which have been on display on multiple continents and at museums.

Illustrated with numerous images that aim to convey the depth and texture of Berry’s work, which explores our urban environment and examines community issues, or the lack thereof. With this everyday material he portrays contemporary life, and for him there is no better medium to depict it than the material of our time, denim jeans. In 2019, Ian Berry was proclaimed one of the 50 most influential people in the denim industry in the world.

ISBN 9789492852304
Quantity 1
Pages 176
Authors Arnoud van Aalst, Diana Wind
Format Paperback
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Denim, Contemporary Art
Language English

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