Franck de Las Mercedes is an artist working in the New York Metropolitan area. From his provocative portraits to his large scale abstract paintings, Franck de Las Mercedes' work has been described as symbolic, vibrant, explosive and sometimes disturbing. An intimate journey into the psyche of the artist, Franck's art combines expressionism, photography and collage to illustrate how he sees the world around him. In 2006, De Las Mercedes conceived “The Priority Boxes Art Series”, an ongoing, internationally acclaimed project that merges art and activism. “The Boxes” have traveled the globe, been taught in classrooms and featured on the iconic LED screens of Times Square. Franck’s work has been exhibited numerous solo shows and group shows around the world. In 2012, his portrait of Francisco de Quevedo was acquired by Fundación Francisco de Quevedo for their permanent collection in Ciudad Real, Spain. He’s also been featured on numerous national and international television shows and prestigious publications, including CNN En Español, LatiNation, Univision's 'Aqui y Ahora”, Selecciones (Reader's Digest), Art Business News, Hispanic Magazine, Museum VIEWS and American Style. Born in Masaya, Nicaragua, Franck was raised in New York City after emigrating to the U.S. in 1985. He is currently a featured artist in Blick Art Materials' 2013 Spring Catalog.
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