Andrea Merciar Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Andrea Merciar
Artworks for sale: 27.00
Andrea Merciar Artist Bio:
My name is Andrea Merciar. I'm an artist, printmaker, and photographer. I was born in Liverpool, and I live in London. My work is mostly abstract and linear, inspired by man-made structures such as architecture and bridges, and also letter, number and geometric shapes, presented in bold lines, curves, colours, and textures. The work can be broken down into three main printmaking media - screenprints, etchings and inkjet prints. My screenprints are large in scale (58 x 91cm), and explore geometric shapes and forms using deep, resonant colours. I made these screenprints at home in my lounge, which acts as my studio. This explains the tiny edition numbers. My etchings are the polar opposite of the screenprints. With the etchings, I'm interested in the detail of the hand-drawn mark and the painted line and their various and infinite effects on the surface texture of the metal plate. I love etching steel as this metal has a natural grain which, after carefully etching the plates in nitric acid, I exploit to achieve fine hand-drawn detail, a lovely mezzotint quality and watercolour subtlety in the finished prints. Zinc plate etching allows me to introduce colour into the work. I etch the plate with nitric acid, and ink the recessed areas of the plate with one colour and apply a second roll-on colour to the surface of the plate. I have made a series of inkjet prints based, entirely, on the Circle. Circles are such perfect geometric shapes, seen everywhere and taken a little for granted. So, my series is a celebration of the humble circle. Making these prints allows me to draw with the computer and explore the endless variations of colour, line, tone, texture and gradations of light and dark to create a striking atmospheric image. Producing these images on a large scale as inkjet prints gives a lovely surface quality and allows all of this detail to be made visible, and to contribute to the finished work. My favourites artists include Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Mark Wallinger . . .