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.
‘Cry Violet’ Anouk Mercier/ Jess Littlewood/ Nina Mangalanayagam/ Nao Matsunaga/ Reginald Aloysius Curated by Reginald Aloysius The Contemporary London, London
RA Summer Exhibition 13 June — 21 August 2016 ‘A Land of Waterfalls and Mountains’ selected for 2016 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition.