You! Be Inspired! – Art out of Old Blue Jeans

Inspiration November 27, 2012

We have already shared many features about artworks created using odd and unique mediums – from figures made out of chains to amazing images created through leaf cutting. And today, we will add another amazing work that falls under this category of unusual art mediums.

Meet Ian Berry, the British contemporary artist popularly known as Denimu. His popular alias speaks about what kind of art he creates. Yes, you figured it out – artworks made out of denim or old blue jeans. Ian takes his love of old jeans into a new level of creativity.
 

The Brooklyn Diner, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 
Lifted from his website, it is fair enough to say that Ian is obsessed about old and discarded jeans. He creates obscure urban landscapes,  portraits and other installations using nothing more than blue jeans. Created by some cuts, stitches and glues – each piece of art is extra ordinary.


Ian Berry aka "Denimu" in an exhibition at Catto Gallery Hampstead

Ian Berry aka “Denimu” in an exhibition at Catto Gallery Hampstead | via hamhigh.co.uk


Ian discovered the key to this artistic career during a trip back in his childhood when he found himself staring at a big pile of discarded jeans to be given to the charity shop. Some affectionate memories came back at him and began to develop his enthusiasm for the fabric. His artistic experiments with jeans as an art medium began while working as an Art Director in London and Sydney. After few years, he decided put his full time in his art. Eventually, his works caught the public’s attention and some were sold to private, public and corporate collections across Europe, America, the Middle East and Australia , and has been featured in innumerable art and fashion magazines from Elle to Playboy and appeared on some TV interviews.

Lets take a quick look and be inspired on some of Denimu’s amazing artworks made out of jeans below:

 

The Cheyenne has gone, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Duck-Pin Bowl, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Before it Went, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

A Blue Eye, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

The Commuters, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Punk London, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

The Bright Lights, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Monuments, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Pedley Street Gallery, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

The Village, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Camden Lock, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Ronaldo, Denim art by Denimu

 

Payboy, denim art by Denimu

 

ELLE, demin art by Denimu

 

NYLON, denim art by Denimu

 

Face of Denim, Denim on Denim, by Denimu

 

Busking, Denim on Denim, by Denimu

 

Lapo for Lapo, Denim on Denim, by Denimu

 

Before the Party, Denim on Denim, by Denimu

 

Midsummer Girl/Midsommar Flicka, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Emerging from the water, denim on denim by Denimu

 

My Jerry, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

The Rebel, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

 The Wild One, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

Ms Jean, Denim on Denim by Denimu

 

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Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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