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Franck de las Mercedes

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  • Found Florale artwork by Franck de las Mercedes - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Found Florale artwork by Franck de las Mercedes
  • Found Florale artwork by Franck de las Mercedes - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Franck de las Mercedes lives and works 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." A public project conceived as a way to promote peace through participatory free art. The project has been adapted as a teaching tool for educators, community centers and art therapy counselors across the US. On October 2014, The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed a joint legislative resolution honoring Franck and the Peace Boxes Project, commending him for his meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment in the arts and his community.

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.

About Artwork:

Growing up in New York City, I was exposed to the urban colors and imagery of the city. My surroundings and a fascination with the abstract expressionism movement played a major role in me becoming an artist. I approach the surface as an art journal page in which I fuse semi-abstract imagery, lines, scribbles and abstract text applied with palette knives and acrylic markers. Bright colors and raw textures are an essential element in of my work, resulting in frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color.

Franck de las Mercedes

Found Florale

  • 2018
  • 28 x 34 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Origin: USA
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: The Artist
  • Provenance: Listed by the artist.
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    Part of the "Floret" series. This is a one of a kind brand new painting, work on canvas. It will shipped unframed and rolled if sold. Wil ship worldwide

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  • Price: $3,100.00 USD
  • Seller: Franck de las Mercedes, USA

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  • Artplode ID: 4533
  • Artplode Seller ID: 6554

About Artist:

Franck de las Mercedes lives and works 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." A public project conceived as a way to promote peace through participatory free art. The project has been adapted as a teaching tool for educators, community centers and art therapy counselors across the US. On October 2014, The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed a joint legislative resolution honoring Franck and the Peace Boxes Project, commending him for his meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment in the arts and his community.

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.

About Artwork:

Growing up in New York City, I was exposed to the urban colors and imagery of the city. My surroundings and a fascination with the abstract expressionism movement played a major role in me becoming an artist. I approach the surface as an art journal page in which I fuse semi-abstract imagery, lines, scribbles and abstract text applied with palette knives and acrylic markers. Bright colors and raw textures are an essential element in of my work, resulting in frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color.







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