Contemporary British artist Ian Berry (1984, Huddersfield UK) has been making virtuous figurative paintings and installations of denim for over 15 years. This eponymous publication accompanies the first solo-exhibition of Berry in the Netherlands. Ian Berry. Splendid Isolation, Museum Rijswijk, December 1, 2020 – April 5, 2021.
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.