Jimmy Merris

Jimmy Merris is an artist who makes films.

I had a terrible nut reaction during a Frieze dinner a few years ago because a smart man gave me a goat’s cheese and walnut canapé. I didn’t tell anyone I’d left — I thought I’d just walk it off. My face doubled in size and I ended up in St. Thomas’ A&E. I didn’t have an iPhone at that point, so I couldn’t photograph it, but I looked like that weird bloke from Pan’s Labyrinth, if you know what I mean.

– Jimmy Merris, interview published in Christies Post War and Contemporary Sale catalogue, 2015.

Recent solo exhibitions include Life eh, Tut, at SWG3, Glasgow,  Julie og Jimmy go dogging, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen,  (with Julie Verhoeven), 2014,  London, Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2013 (curated by Paul Pieroni) and Deep Joy on Home Soil, Studio Voltaire, London, 2012. Group Shows include Awesome Tapes From Africa Mate, Bold Tendencies, London, 2013, Yes I Will Yes, American Contemporary, New York, 2013 and Young London, V22, London, 2012.

Jimmy Merris CV

Seventeen Exhibitions:

Die Hoffnung
Jimmy Merris sings the Blues
Finding your feet in the times of the Worried Man

Jimmy Merris, Jimmy Merris sings the Blues, 2013
Single channel video, 8 screen installation, 18m 49


Jimmy Merris, Oh Lord, why didst Thou make Peckham so beautiful and the life of an artist so short?, 2012
Single channel video, 3m 06
Commissioned and produced by Frieze Foundation
SWG3 Install View

Jimmy Merris, Installation view of Life eh, tut, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2015

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Jimmy Merris, Installation view of Life eh, tut, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2015

Merris Painting Yellow final

Jimmy Merris, Wish in one hand and shit in the other. See which one fills up first, 2015
Acrylic and lacquer on paper
172 x 123 x 3 cm

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Jimmy Merris and Julie Verhoeven, Installation view of Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, 2014

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Jimmy Merris and Julie Verhoeven, Installation view of Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, 2014

 

Jimmy Merris, doing the downturn, or finding your feet in the times of the worried man, 2011
Single channel, eight screen installation. 35m 56

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Jimmy Merris, Installation view, LONDON, Bloomberg SPACE, London, 2013

 

Jimmy Merris Installation 2
Jimmy Merris, Installation view of Jimmy Merris sings the Blues, Seventeen, London, 2014
Jimmy Horse

Jimmy Merris, Untitled (Self-portrait on a horse) 2015
Acrylic and lacquer on paper
172 x 123 x 3 cm