Typically, when you see any sort or portrait, you think paintbrush and canvas. But not this time.
UK-based artist Ian Berry is pushing the limits with his artful, denim portraits of everyday life using only jeans.
“Everything you see in my work is denim, nothing else, no paint, nor bleach,” he said.
The only thing Berry alters is the shape of the material using good old-fashioned scissors and glue.
He uses the adhesive to cut and layer using blue, black, and gray jeans. He then assembles them into diversified shapes that create lifelike shadows for depth and texture yielding photorealistic results.
If you’re wondering about the theme, Berry draws inspiration from London’s laundromats after witnessing so many close down. My Beautiful Launderette is one of two exhibitions on display in London throughout November at the Catto Gallery. They’re also available for purchase.
You can check out more from Ian Berry over at his website here. Be sure to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.
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