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: Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015

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


Jamaica Street Open Studios, 19, 20 & 21 June 2015

Jamaica Street Studio is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 15 years. The studio is housed in a grade II listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol. Come and visit the … Continue reading