Denim picture Ian Berry
• Denim picture Jan Berry
Certainly each of us has a favorite pair of jeans, of which you do not want to get out - they are so comfortable and stylish look and feel to them as if you are on top of the world. And how it hurt when it comes time to say goodbye with these jeans!
The British artist Ian Berry (Ian Berry), a dedicated fan of jeans, found a way to part with the most expensive heart of things, turning them into works of art. Under the pseudonym Denimu it creates a patchwork denim stunning paintings in different shades of blue. Moreover, the work areas are not only denim, but denim and different joints.
The love of denim emerged from the artist at a young age. One day his mother gave him favorite pair of jeans to the laundry, and the boy had to go to school party in corduroy trousers, which made him feel insecure and self-conscious. A few years later, he saw the parents shook out of the drawers clothes to give it to charity, and was fascinated by the variety of colors and shades of denim, from which were sewn shorts, skirts, jackets and shirts, lying in this heap.
Probably, if he had the idea to turn your favorite clothes into works of art that will make people happy again, but in the form of original paintings. So Ian Berry found his calling and became known Denimu.
Jan paintings look very realistic, and did not even understand that they are created from denim. And at the same time, they are, by the way, is not reminiscent of the usual patchwork or applique. His work is much closer to modern art graffiti than to traditional painting.
It is not surprising, perhaps, that his work quickly found its fans, so that Ian could all the time to devote to his work. His paintings are now becoming art galleries and exhibitions are regularly held in different countries around the world.
The artist painted before drawing before you start working on the movie, but now moved on to work on the picture. He translated the image in monochrome blue, to make it easier to choose the color of the jeans, but is now working on a color photo.
Usually Ian buys denim in rolls for use as the basis of the picture, as a canvas. But the top layer - the painting itself - it's always jeans! Rather, denim products. Ian uses pants, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets - all sewn from denim. Such things are bought in vintage stores, second-hand in thrift stores or he receives them as a gift. Sometimes buying in local stores, if you really liked the color. Often, the artist uses in paintings and their own jeans that fade further during the socks, acquiring additional texture.
The basis of the picture - it's denim. Denim inside and out, so often the artist calls his work "denim on denim".
to cut a fragment of the desired shade of denim it is attached to the base with a special adhesive tape. If the piece is glued, it has already adhered tightly. Yang tried a lot of ways to adhesive attachment, and regular glue was worse than most.
Everything that you see in the picture - it's jeans and nothing else. According to Ian to use paint in such a situation - it is a deceit. "Denim on denim" - is a key concept in his work. The only thing he does - it sometimes use bleach when washing to obtain lighter shades of denim. And it is very important sharp scissors to precisely cut pieces of denim circuit pattern.
A short video about the artist jeans.