I want to see Ian Berry’s workspace. I picture him happily hunched over a canvas, furiously cutting up bits of denimu (Japanese for “denim” and also his moniker) for his remarkable collages, piles of old jeans surrounding him.
Berry’s use of the quintessential American fabric of the postwar era as a medium is really brilliant given the fabrics variations in color and texture. With this, Ian is able to create highly detailed, mostly monochromatic masterpieces. Hopefully he will bring his work to NYC at some point. In the interim, I know I will never look at a pair of jeans the same way again.