Born and based in London, artist Jimmy Merris works across video and paper as well as in performance. Merris has shown his work at Frieze, the ICA, Bloomberg SPACE in London, SWG3 Gallery in Glasgow and in galleries in New York and Mexico. 'EAU PREMIÉRE, 2014' is a screen print on rainbow mirror card and is a playful take on the iconic Chanel No.5 packaging, perhaps inspired by the story of the dodgy market trader who was caught selling bottles of fake perfume labelled ‘Chamele No.5’.

 

 

Soho House curator Francesca Gavin is a huge fan of Merris' work; “Jimmy is an artist who works a lot with performance and video - he’s hilarious. He was living in Peckham for a long time and I think he was inspired by the knock-off aspiration of that market culture. It’s beautiful, the iridescence is amazing – it’s totally like oil slick rainbow shiny. And I love the pisstake of fashion and aspiration - it’s very Jimmy. He’s very into pop cultural references but with a ridiculous twist. It’s quite a narrow piece and it looks really beautiful with a black frame. I just hung it at High Road House basement.”

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See Jimmy Merris' work and pieces by some of our favourite artists at High Road House