Jimmy Merris (b. 1983) is a British artist living and working in London. Over the past four years, Merris has been working exclusively on a series of small woodcut prints, in a printing studio in Bermondsey belonging to the artist Tom Hammick.
Many of Jimmy Merris' prints feature a lonely figure, either weeping, wanting help, or standing still. There are other figures running to help, holding hands, standing with outstretched arms or just observing.
Some of the prints have as many as fifteen layers of ink on top of one another, producing a glossy, almost plastic-like finish.
Recent exhibitions include Frieze London (solo booth, Seventeen), Scenes of Crimes (Georg Kargl, Vienna), Die Hoffnung (Seventeen, London), Life Eh, Tut (SWG3, Glasgow), Julie og Jimmy go Dogging (Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, w/ Julie Verhoeven), London (Bloomberg Space, London), Deep Joy on Home Soil (Studio Voltaire, London).