Private View Opening of Behind Closed Doors by Ian Berry

Thank you to all the people who came to support Ian Berry's fabulous opening with the Catto Gallery. From some of London's best collectors, to those who came from all over Europe, two Oscar winners, a couple of UK No1 placing musicians, along with many other artists and creatives with those from the fashion world it made for a brilliant evening to celebrate the launch of Behind Closed Doors by Ian Berry.

Here we put together an album of some of the best shots taken on the night by Emil Langvad, Exposure Photography and some sent to us from you.

Ian Berry on BBC World by Ian Berry

Watch here the clip of Ian Berry on BBC World with Lucy Hockings on Monday 28th November. Introduced as a leading British Young Artist Lucy spoke to Ian about his exhibition Behind Closed Doors, which she had visited the week before and spoke glowingly about it.

My Beautiful Laundrette by Ian Berry

The installation My Beautiful laundrette would not have been possible without many amazing contributions from many talented people.

The first to mention is Luke Aan De Wiel, an experienced model maker, set builder, prop maker and all round top human being.

His work has predominantly consisted of providing creative, beautifully crafted solutions to the advertising industry (both stills and TV), the film and music industries. He has also worked extensively in the exhibition and editorial worlds.

He collaborated here with Ian Berry to make the washing machines for the laundrette and also helped with the installation.

Then of course there are the jeans, Pepe Jeans London have supplied many for Ian to work with over the last few years, of which he particularly likes using the washes from denim Pepe sends. 

laundrette

On the dryers, you may see Ian has tried a new technique. While known for his handcrafted, painstaking work cutting up pieces of denim, here Ian experimented with the super creative talented Moreno De Angelis to try lasering the denim to get the reflections of the washing machines opposite. Moreno is at the Iskoteca lab in Italy and is a creative genius with laundry methods as a brilliant chemist. This is a technology Ian is wishing to pursue with seeing the full potential and possibilities

A massive thanks to all.

 

Ian Berry at BAM at the South Bank Centre with CALM by Ian Berry

We are pleased to announce a number things here, firstly, that Ian Berry will work to support CALM - A charity very close to his heart. He has seen the charity grow from the early days into the succes it is now. A charity thathas brought so much attention to its major cause.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.   In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. 

Calm will work with the Being a Man Festival at the South Bank Centre this coming weekend.

This year they will look at what it means to be a hero, from the artists who challenge expectations, to the heroism it takes to embrace your true identity. The heroes include award-winning artist, BAFTA-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and best-selling author Grayson Perry, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) patron Professor Green who in recent documentaries has brought attention to a range of issues from homelessness to dangerous dogs, male suicide and depression; the founding fathers of hip hop, The Last Poets alongside Ashley Walters; trailblazing solo artist and frontman of Bloc Party, Kele Okereke; and Sir Roger Moore, who reflects candidly on stepping into the shoes of the ultimate on-screen hero, 007.

Ian Berry will work with CALM to hel make and design their next award winning magazine, the Calmzine. Part of it live and with full interaction. Attendees can have their picture taken in front on the blown up front cover. So get you tickets here

Ian Berry meets Sir John Hegarty by Ian Berry

Ian started his professional career as an Art Director in Advertising. As a student his idol was John Hegarty, the founder of BBH famed for many of the most iconic ads, including one of a particular denim brand. Ian said that as a student, they would want to do anything to get the attention of John Hegarty and other Creative Directors.

It appears he has, but it s too late for Ian in Adland. They met at Johns new agency The Garage Soho where one of Ian's Launderette's hang. They spent some good time talking on mutual contacts in the ad world, Johns new agency and of course about Ian's work as well as launderettes.

I know Ian was really touched to meet him and his kind comments on his work, as well as saying 'art should touch people' it also reminded Ian of the past in advertising.

There is a lot to come from Ian Berry in future, but tongue in cheek, it's great that Campaign magazine reported on this meeting and said 'John had met his match!

Ian Berry with Sir John Hegarty

Ian Berry with Sir John Hegarty