James Berrie

I am a self-taught artist born in London in 1966. My recent ideas stem from British iron age art and the acid house club scene in the 1980s. I have been inspired by the movement and the ambiguity of British iron age art and the belief system of that time – the three-tiered cosmos or Axis Mundi. Celtic art is unique with its ‘now you see it, now you don’t’ style, that keeps the viewer questioning what they are seeing, their art moves as if liquid. My paintings are a contemporary interpretation and reflection of this ancient concept, mixed with my experiences of the underground acid house club scene.