There’s a unique chance to see artwork by a top Huddersfield artist.

Ian Berry, who works using only denim, is returning with a London exhibition, his first solo show in England for three years.

The Netherton -born artist’s work is renowned globally, but he still has high hopes that he’ll bring his work back home to Huddersfield.

Ian, also known as Denimu, said: “There’s quite a big contingent from Huddersfield coming down. For me I love people seeing my work. They don’t have to be buyers or be influential in the art world. I get a buzz from seeing people’s reactions.”

The exhibition is in two parts. Behind Closed Doors explores themes of isolation and inner turmoil, despite a calm outward appearance.

The second part of the show looks at a fading part of London life, the Laundrette. There’s even a life size full scale launderette with tiles, washing machines and dryers visitors can walk in to.

It comes after a challenging time for Ian. Within a year he got married, had a baby and moved countries twice.

Add in frequent international trips – including to Brazil to unveil his portrait of racing driver, Ayrton Senna, which made headlines around the world – and Ian felt he was spending more time in airports than at home.

His exhibition is at Catto Gallery, 14 Percy Street, London, from November 16-30. Visit for more details.



  1. So these are paintings or prints? The description sounded like installations?
    The pictures posted here are eerie.

  2. I just went to the artist’s web site. Appealing portraits. Love Ms. Denim’s denim denim hair. Glad to know about Denimu.

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