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.
Delighted to be exhibiting new work with Antlers Gallery as part of London Art Fair Art Projects , alongside artist Ambrosine Allen. Art Projects is ‘A curated showcase of the freshest contemporary art from across the globe, Art Projects features large-scale installations, solo shows … Continue reading
Free Saturday Afternoon Talks I will be joining artists Julia Hutton and Annette Robinson on Saturday 5 Dec for a free afternoon talk, discussing our practices and inspiration, as part of the Jerwood Drawing Prize touring exhibition at The Wilson, Cheltenham. For more information and … Continue reading