Member Since: January 2011
Landscape is an enduring theme in British art. In this digital age it seems right to create digital images that re-interpret landscape. The term landscape should also be redefined. I refer to landscape as the visual stage in which we spend our lives... more
|Artist Statement:||Landscape is an enduring theme in British art. In this digital age it seems right to create digital images that re-interpret landscape. The term landscape should also be redefined. I refer to landscape as the visual stage in which we spend our lives. This might include news images as much as any physical landscape. Artists have been experimenting with new media as far back as our recorded understandings take us. I see working digitally as a continuation of this. Working digitally has gradually developed as an extension of my drawing.
Recently I have found myself working with purely abstract forms and only late in the process does any sense of realistic depiction enter the work. In this modern era humans are bombarded by an unprecedented number of different images and these transmitted televisual landscapes also form a part of my inner landscape of imagery. I see art as primarily an internal psychological process - a personal response to a particular environment. I happily admit that the events of history and mythic ideas form a part of my inner landscape. In essence my work is about both the landscape I originate from, the history, cultural and tradition of its people but in this age of ever increasing globalization, it also about the influence of the wider world that surrounds us. The extraordinary contrasting landscapes of the north of England have always interested me. We have both wild rugged upland areas and vast conurbations.
|Artist Tags:||urban art, andy mercer, urban prints, cityscape|