Turn of the Tide

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  • About this work of Art

    Andy Mercer
    Turn of the Tide
    Digital Print
    Sheet Size: H 36cm x W 50cm x D 0.1cm
    Sold Unframed
    Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.

    Turn of the Tide is a limited edition neo Dadaist seascape print by Andy Mercer. A work inspired by boats waiting for the TURN OF THE TIDE to enter Heysham Port in Morecambe Bay. Please note there is a lot of incidental detail in this image please check the detail images.

    Other sizes available. Please contact deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155 if you would like more information.

    Discover new original artworks by Andy Mercer with Wychwood Art. Artist Andy Mercer blurs the boundaries between graphic and ‘traditional’ art. He began experimenting with creating art digitally in 2006 and since then has been part of a group of artists who have embraced the internet and incorporated digital technology into their creative process. Andy Mercer sees no distinction between art created digitally and conventional methods. “We don’t describe music created digitally as “digital music”; it’s all just music. I think the same applies to art.” The former chair of the “artist led” Storey Gallery in Lancaster freely acknowledges the debt he owes to northern artists like Lowry and Major. He also draws much of his inspiration from the uncompromising northern landscapes. However, his art is of the present. His work is full of fabulous contrasts and contradictions. He enjoys the textures and imagery surrounding us on the streets: rusting metals, graffiti, rough concrete, street signs, torn weather swept posters and billboards, peeling and fading, revealing layers that create entirely new images; unplanned and unpredicted the raw material of our recycled, re-used re-invented world. Mercer’s layers of line, shape, colour, graffiti, and personal mark-making are crafted into an atmospheric patchwork of urban life. He enjoys building complex realities rich in the patterns and rhythms of suburbia. They evolve as naturally as a Klee, constantly changing and giving us an organic picture that weaves the fabric of society into his work. Like all artists, the social commentator is prevalent in his work with powerful messages and radical thoughts. Andy loves to exhibit his work in unusual non-art locations, his work has been displayed on the large LED roadside LED display boards across the USA.

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    • Size : H 36 cm x W 50 cm
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