Jeremy Deller is an artist whose eclectic work engages on a broad level with popular and traditional culture; his forays into folk art are deliberately low-brow, anti-urban and characterised by an entertaining lightness of touch. He often works collaboratively; for the 1996 work Acid Brass, presented live and on CD, he instigated the incongruous transcription of a number of acid house anthems for a traditional brass band. This approach was continued in the exhibition The Uses of Literacy (1997) for which Deller solicited and displayed material from fans of the rock group Manic Street Preachers.
He has exhibited extensively and in 2012 had a major retrospective Joy in People at the Haywood Gallery in London. He will make a solo presentation in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013.