Artist fashions work from old jeans

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YORKSHIREMAN Ian Berry has been named as one of the world’s top young artists by an influential art magazine.

The Huddersfield-born artist, who splits his time between Yorkshire and Sweden, has been named in a list of top artists under the age of 30 by Art Business News.

Mr Berry, 29, has established a reputation for creating scenes and familiar faces from everyday life which he fashions from pieces of cut-up denim picked up from charity shops, family and friends.

He began making the denim pieces full-time after he was made redundant from his job as an art director.

His father, Edward, of Netherton, Huddersfield, said it was a “truly amazing accolade” to be named in the top 30.

He described his son as “Huddersfield’s answer to David Hockney” who was establishing an international reputation for his work.

Mr Berry, whose website is, is a former student at Huddersfield’s Greenhead College and Huddersfield University.

The magazine editorial praises the “30 under 30” artists for “remoulding the art world of tomorrow.”