Anouk Mercier’s practice combines references to 17th and 18th Century landscape etchings, hand tinted Victorian photographs and postcards of alpine hotels with her own delicate mark making to create new, ‘collaged’ landscapes and scenes.
Influenced by Romanticism and the Sublime these melancholic worlds, undefined by time or space, merge references to the past with futuristic propositions. They present, in doing so, the timeless yearning for escapism through the portrayal of a fragmented, yet beautiful ideal, whilst also exploring the mysterious, the abysmal and the uncanny that often lurks behind idylls
b.Paris, France. Lives and works in Bristol, UK.
‘DRAWN’ Anouk Mercier/ Greg Gilbert Curated by the Hampshire Cultural Trust Willis Museum, Basingstoke 23 April – 9 June 2016. ‘This exhibition is a survey of recent work by contemporary artists Anouk Mercier and Greg Gilbert who both use fragments … Continue reading
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth 23 April – 4 June 2016 The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Prize … Continue reading