Anouk Mercier

Anouk Mercier’s practice begins in the collecting of images; from 17th and 18th Century Romantic landscape etchings to hand-tinted Victorian photographs and postcards of alpine hotels. Although somewhat disparate both visually and historically, these images are unified by their idealised depictions of their subject (be it nature or architecture) and Anouk uses this common thread to combine the visual languages that they represent throughout her practice.

The result are fictional, ‘collaged’ landscapes and scenes, composed of many fragments of existing etchings and other collected images. 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.

Anouk Mercier studied classical drawing at the Beaux Arts in Paris before returning to the UK to complete a BA (hons) in Art and Visual Culture at the University of the West of England (UWE) in 2008.  She continues to work from Bristol. Alongside her practice Anouk is an active promoter of drawing in Bristol and further afield, having co-founded Bristol Drawing Club in 2009 and now acting as a tutor for Bristol Drawing School.

 

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Read an interview with Anouk here: http://www.antlersgallery.com/artist-interview-anouk-mercier

 

EDUCATION

2005-2008 BA(hons) Art and Visual Culture. The University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol.

2002-2003 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts (Paris) Classical Drawing Course (Summer Courses in Fresco, Modelage and Art History)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 ‘Excursus’, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2011 ‘Paysages Fantastiques et autres dessins…’,‘La Galerie’, Clamecy, France

EXHBITIONS

2015 The Tragedy of Landscape, Griffin Gallery (curated by Antlers Gallery), London

2014 London Art Fair Art Projects, London

2013 City Lives, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery,Bristol (forthcoming)

2013 Lucid, bo.lee Gallery, London

2013 Drawn, (open exhibition), The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2013 Winter Shop, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2012 Mono no aware, Bo.lee Gallery, Bath

2012 160 Autumn Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2012 Reliquary, bo.lee Gallery, Bath

2012 Old Beliefs, Antlers Gallery, Stroud

2012 Narrative, Antlers Gallery for Bradford Museum (Manor House), Ilkley

2012 Last Day, Cartel, London

2012 Jamaica Street Open Studios, Bristol

2012 Other Nature, Antlers Gallery, London

2011 159 Autumn Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

2011 Botany, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2011 Through Hills and Valleys, Bristol Drawing School, Bristol

2011 All that We Are, Bath Fine Art, Bath

2011 Uncanny Views, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2009 Friday the 13th, Plan 9, Bristol

2008 The Show, Faculty of Creative Arts Degree Show, Spike Island, Bristol

2008 When we build, let us think we build forever, Loading bay, Spike Island, Bristol

ART FAIRS

2013 Affordable Art Fair, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

PRIZES

2011 ART Magazine ‘Emerging Artist Award’, RWA 159 Autumn Exhibition.

2008 Innes Wilkin Art in Architecture Prize

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Collection

OTHER PROJECTS

2009 ‘What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall’, collaborative, site-specific installation, Beachcroft Space, Portwall, Bristol (co-curator & maker).

2008 ‘The Far West Metro Store’, Arnolfini , Relational and Plan 9 Offsite Project, Bristol.

2008 ‘Can We Stay Over Tonight?’, Plan 9, Bristol (Co-curator).

RESIDENCIES

2009 The Berlin Office, Berlin

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Associate Lecturer The University of the West of England (UWE)
Co-founder of Bristol Drawing Club
, RWA Artist Member, Jamaica Street Studios Artist, Tutor at Bristol Drawing School

Landscapes

And the Ruin was Finally Revealed
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone Transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
63 x 45 cm
£1,150

The Fall
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone Transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
69 x 50 cm
£1,295

And the Sun, Slowly, Illuminated the Plain
121 x 65 cm
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
SOLD

Clouds Rising , Over the Falls
81 x 59 cm
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
SOLD

And the Sky Glowed Brightly
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
48 x 40 cm
SOLD

The Island
Airbrushed Inks, Acetone transfer, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
9 X 40 cm
SOLD

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Chalets

Chalet (No.9)
Acetone Transfer, Watercolour, Graphite and Collage on Paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
£550

Chalet (No.10) , Acetone Transfer, Watercolour, Graphite and Collage on Paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
SOLD

Chalet (No.7)
Watercolour, Graphite and Collage on Paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
SOLD

Chalet (No.3), Acetone Transfer, Watercolour, Graphite and Collage on Paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
SOLD

Chalet (No.4), Acetone Transfer, Watercolour, Graphite and Collage on Paper
40.6 x 30.5 cm
£550

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Photo Etchings

Lake View Lodge (4/10) (Unique work in edition of 10)
Photo Etching, Airbrushed Inks, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper, 38 x 33 cm
£410

Hôtel Belvédère (2/10)
(Unique work in edition of 10)
Photo Etching, Airbrushed Inks, Colour Pencil and Graphite on Paper
44 x 39 cm
Edition 2/10 SOLD
Other Editions Available
£450

Falls View Hotel (1/10)
(Unique work in edition of 10)
Photo Etching, Airbrushed Inks, Colour Pencil and Graphite on paper
19.2cm x 28cm
Edition 1/10 SOLD
Other Editions Available
£450

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Graphite Drawings

Environs D'Elva, Le Saut des Cuves
Graphite on Paper
SOLD

Cascade du Lac Noir
Graphite on Paper
49.5 x 39.5 cm
SOLD

Les Trois Cascades d'Eras
Graphite on Paper
82 x 62 cm
£2,900

Route des Lindarets, Une Cascade
Graphite on Paper
50 x 60 cm
£3,000

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Editions by Anouk Mercier


    Three Peaks Rising
    £50

    Chalet (No.6)
    £60

    Untitled (no.21)
    £90

From the Blog

Artist Interview: Anouk Mercier

Anouk Mercier’s solo show ‘Excursus’ brings together a body of work produced over the last 8 months, since she took the decision to dedicate herself to her practice full-time. Based in Bristol since completing her Fine Art BA at the …

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