Denim Art by Ian Berry

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If Picasso were alive today, he’d be facing a rival to his Blue Period. Ian Berry aka Denimu, is a Sweden-based artist who crafts his portraits and depictions out of a different kind of blue: denim. The rough, durable material often used for blue jeans or other clothing is Berry’s medium of choice, as he cuts precise shapes from the fabric and then enters a process of bleaching, spraying, and stenciling to achieve the right shade and texture. The natural quality of the fabric also comes into play as these monochromatic works of art build a breathing world of blue. For those who are inspired by Berry’s obsession with denim, you know what to do with the pair of old jeans lying at the floor of your closet…

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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