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

Forthcoming: ‘DRAWN’ @ The Willis Museum Basingstoke, for the Hampshire Cultural Trust 23 APRIL – 9 JUNE 2016

I am delighted to have been invited by the Hampshire Cultural Trust to exhibit a selection of works at the Willis Museum Basingstoke, alongside artists Greg Gilbert. Exhibition runs 23 April – 9 June 2016. ‘This exhibition is a survey … Continue reading

Jerwood Drawing Prize on tour: Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury 11 FEB – 9 APR 2016

My artwork ‘Route des Lindarets – Une Cascade’ will continue to tour as part of the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize to the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury from Feb 11 – Apr 9. The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running … Continue reading