artist

Anouk Mercier

biography

BA (Hons) Fine Art and Visual Culture
UWE Bristol

Anouk's practice presents fantastical mise-en-scenes, created through the seamless assemblage of architectural and landscape fragments taken from 18th Century etchings, interwoven with delicate pencil work. Influenced by Romanticism and the Sublime the melancholic worlds depicted, 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.

website

www.anoukmercier.com

anouk.mercier1@googlemail.com