Many of us have coped with lockdown by painting our homes, making banana bread or upcycling old clothes. For
We’re talking about everything you can imagine – from plants and their intricate leaves to posters, his classic Chesterfield sofa, mid-century chairs and elegant hanging mirrors. It’s an incredible piece of work that follows his
Called Lockdown Living Room, the indigo-toned space also features a record player alongside denim-replicated album sleeves; each record relating to something about denim. Look elsewhere, and you’ll spot a portrait on his bedside table of his young son Elliott.
Ian and Elliott made a project for keyworkers last year that saw
“I love to depict scenes of people alone at home, all out of the melancholy indigo shades, layered out of just jeans – using no paint, dyes or bleach,” Ian tells Creative Boom. “I’d usually base my work on my own photography but with shoots cancelled during the pandemic, I sent a call-out to friends, asking them to depict their own lockdown isolation and helping me complete this project.”
Lockdown Living Room by Ian Berry is part of a major solo show at Museum Rijswijk in the Netherlands, running until 5 April 202. To find out more, visit