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Franck de las Mercedes
New York, NY

About the Artist

Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally recognized artist based in New York City. His multifaceted body of work includes painting, collage, drawing, photography and writing. His paintings combine abstract figuration, journal entry, and hieroglyphic-like text, in energetic abstractions bursting with color. Franck’s personal history, childhood memories and upbringing are extracted and combined with fragments of current events, family dynamics and books. Exploring the contrast between memory and present-day cultural context, Franck creates scenes of an emotionally charged urban landscape…

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About the Artist

Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally recognized artist based in New York City. His multifaceted body of work includes painting, collage, drawing, photography and writing. His paintings combine abstract figuration, journal entry, and hieroglyphic-like text, in energetic abstractions bursting with color. Franck’s personal history, childhood memories and upbringing are extracted and combined with fragments of current events, family dynamics and books. Exploring the contrast between memory and present-day cultural context, Franck creates scenes of an emotionally charged urban landscape.

In 2006, de las Mercedes achieved international acclaim with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes." Named one of "15 Artists About to Dominate 2015" by Complex magazine, FdlM is the recipient of the "Voices UnBroken Award", from the Voices UnBroken organization and the "Outstanding Latino Award" by the Union City Music Project. In 2017, Franck's painting "April Flowers" was selected by The Artists Unite Poster Project, in cooperation with the MTA, to become a poster to display in the elevators at the A line subway station. The work will be seen by thousands of residents and tourists en route to the Cloisters Museum.

Recent exhibitions include, Sing for Hope Pianos 2017, The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Queens Museum, BronxArtSpace, The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Artists Unite MTA Poster Project, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, BKLYN Designs, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos Greece, The National College of Ireland, Ireland and The French Institute Alliance Française. His work is also a part of the Fundación Francisco de Quevedo's permanent collection in Ciudad Real, Spain.

Artist’s Work

Suns
Sun este
Sun facundo 2
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Sun Facundo

By Franck de las Mercedes

Sun afluente 2
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Sun Afluente

By Franck de las Mercedes

Sun rosa
Floret
Sun facundo
Franck de las mercedes

Monimvoces

By Franck de las Mercedes

Earthly fantasies
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Earthly Fantasies

By Franck de las Mercedes

Found florale
Franck de las mercedes

Found Florale

By Franck de las Mercedes

The Flowers
Palette flowers
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Palette Flowers

By Franck de las Mercedes

The sunflowers
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The Sunflowers

By Franck de las Mercedes

Palette tulips
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Palette Tulips

By Franck de las Mercedes

Art poppies
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Art Poppies

By Franck de las Mercedes

Dot flower
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Dot Flower

By Franck de las Mercedes

Arrangements
Hedychium coronarium
Franck de las mercedes

Hedychium Coronarium

By Franck de las Mercedes

Hibiscus 8
Palette Knife Drawings
Hot coffee
Franck de las mercedes

Hot Coffee

By Franck de las Mercedes

Coffee now
Franck de las mercedes

Coffee... Now!

By Franck de las Mercedes

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • CBS Sunday Morning / Artist Franck de las Mercedes decorates a piano for Sing For Hope
    June 3, 2018
  • Complex Magazine / 15 Artists to Dominate 2015
    December 2014
  • The Culture Trip / Born In Nicaragua, Made in the USA
    December 2016

Education

  • Self Taught,