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.

Recent Updates

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015: Selection Announced

JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE 2015 (Press Release:) 16 Sept – 25 Oct 2015 ‘The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a … Continue reading


Forthcoming: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015

Delighted that ‘Route des Lindarets – Une Cascade’ has been accepted for this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize…