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

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

‘The Tragedy of Landscape’, Antlers Gallery (11 Feb – 15 Mar 2015)

Anouk Mercier / Ambrosine Allen / Geoff Diego Litherland / Juliette Losq / Reece Jones / Wieland Payer    Preview: Wednesday 11th February 2015 : 6 – 9pm Open:12th February – 13th March 2015, Mon – Thursday, 10 am – 5pm, Friday 10 – 4pm (Other times … Continue reading