Franck De Las Mercedes is a Nicaraguan born artist who grew up in New
York City after emigrating to the U.S. in 1985. With a self-obtained
education, straight from the aisles of the Mid-Manhattan Public
Library of New York, De Las Mercedes has emerged as one of the
country's most prolific visual artists in recent years.
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 in numerous shows around the world.
In 2014 Franck designed the “Post No Bills” egg as part of the The
Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York. The egg was displayed in Rockefeller
Center before being auctioned off for charity. 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, Good Day New York,
LatiNation, Univision's 'Aqui y Ahora”, Selecciones (Reader's Digest),
Art Business News, Hispanic Magazine, Museum VIEWS, American Style,
The Daily Beast and was most recently Blick Art Materials’ Spring 2013