Deller´s publications include topics such as The Uses of Literacy, Contemporary Popular Art from the UK, Social Surrealism, Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-Century Russia, The Infinitely Variable Ideal of the Popular as well as many other diverse issues.
With his greats interests in ecology, culture, politics, society, music, art and movies, Jeremy Deller creates unique works that will inspire you and provoke you until you provide a reaction.
In the autobiographic documentary Middle Class Hero, Jeremy presents several projects including the Open Bedroom, Bats project, as well as a re-enactment of The Battle of Orgreave and Procession event in Manchester.
Some of his latest projects include the Iggy Pop Life Class where he uses the traditional life drawing class to stage a performance with Iggy Pop who poses naked as model and subject in his 7th life decade. Deller chose Iggy because he has one of the most recognisable bodies in popular culture. This body is a key to the understanding of rock music, the body which has been paraded and celebrated over the course of time in a way that is not accustomed for men.
The class was led by professor and artist Michael Grimaldi, with the help of artists who sketched Iggy Pop in different positions. These artists were Jeremy Day, Jeanette Farrow, Patricia Hill, Margaret Fisher, Seiji Gailey, Kinley Pleteau, Robert Hagan, Tobias Hall, Deirdra Hazeley, Angel Ramirez, Okim Woo Kim, Maureen McAllister, Robert Reid, Kallyiah Merilus, Guno Park, Taylor Schultek, Charlotte Segall, Mauricio Rodriguez, Danielle Rubin, Andrew Shears, and Levan Songulashvili. The book following this matter was also published by the Brooklyn Museum in association with Heni Publishing, London. This project is presented as a part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum.
Whatever seems inappropriate for other artists and exhibitions, it is welcomed for Jeremy, including the problem of entering and observing some works of art and historical monuments such as Stonehenge, which he also addressed in one of his projects. This brings the real strength of Jeremy Deller’s works to the audience, even though not all critics are positive and polite. This means only one – Jeremy Deller is not an artist according to everyone˙s taste, which he is not even trying to be. Deller also questions authorities as well as the popularity of the crown and also tries to fight the fear that is imposed by ruling powers. As the best example, he provokes a confrontation between history, culture and heritage, expecting from its fans and viewers to play a role in his projects. Deller also tires to present the freedom of expression and speech, and also initiate dialogues between different cultures and people to observe the past, present and potential future.
His work can be seen in many cultural institutions around the world including: FNAC in Paris; FRAC Nord-Pas-De-Calais; FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, FRAC Pays de la Loire; Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Tate Modern in London, as well as Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Some of his exhibitions that can be seen include: English Magic, British Pavilion – 55th Venice Biennale; Sacrilege and Joy In People – Hayward Gallery, London.