Denim artist Ian Berry has a new solo exhibition called ‘Behind Closed Doors’ at Catto Gallery in London. Exactly there are two exhibitions in one expo space. The other part is called ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’.

Ian Berry works solely in denim, cutting and gluing to create highly detailed, photorealist pictures that have to be seen to be believed. You will have to see his great work in real live to believe that it’s totally made of old denim rags. He’s using the different shades of the rags as a palette to create his master works. It’s really insane!

The expo ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is about isolation and inner turmoil. He despite calm outward appearances, and is portrayed through solitary figures in familiar beautiful settings. A reference perhaps to show you can have possessions, yet not always be content in this material world. With ‘My Beautiful Launderette’ he shows spaces that were once at the heart of the community but are now frequently closing down.

Both projects looks really amazing as always! I’m a big fan of his work for some years and I’m always impressed how he create those true master pieces. Go check it out when you’re in London. Big bravo Ian!

Catto Gallery
16 – 30 November 2016
14 Percy Street | London | W1T 1DR

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Detail shots
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Ian Berry at work
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Written by Wouter
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine I'm working as a freelance marketing specialist for brands and retail. Specialized in denim.