Andy Mercer 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 practice. Blurring the boundaries between graphic and traditional art, he sees no difference between the two. "We don't describe music created digitally as “digital” music; it's all just music - the same applies to art."
Influenced by northern artists like L.S. Lowry and Major, he also draws inspiration from the uncompromising northern landscapes. His art is of the present, full of fabulous contrasts and contradictions. He enjoys the textures and imagery which surrounds 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 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.