Jimmy Merris makes short and strange videos.
It’s probably best not to say too much about them.
What we will say is this. You can expect asymmetric humour.
Not funny things. But the sense of a wit at work.
There is also pathos (… or should we say bathos?).
Between these two poles then…
Funny sadness. Fucking weird funny sadness.
— Paul Pieroni, 2011
Recent solo presentations include Die Hoffnung, Seventeen, London, 2016, Life Eh Tut, SWG3, Glasgow, 2015, 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 Under a Thawing Lake, Dark Arts International, Mexico City, 2015, Awesome Tapes From Africa Mate, Bold Tendencies, London, 2013, Yes I Will Yes, American Contemporary, New York, 2013 and Young London, V22, London, 2012.
Merris lives and works in North Wales.