Visual Artist Franck de las Mercedes Joins Artsy in The Directed Art Modern’s Gallery Roster


The Directed Art Modern is a Miami-based contemporary art platform delivering public art projects, creating connections between art and the public, building the young collectors’ inventory, aiding both emerging and established artists in their careers. Franck de las Mercedes’ body of work includes painting, collage, and drawing in which he combines abstract figuration, journal entry, and hieroglyphic-like text, in energetic abstractions bursting with color. In Franck’s paintings, childhood memories in war-torn Nicaragua and his upbringing as an immigrant in the US, are extracted and combined with fragments of current events and family dynamics in life and books. Exploring the contrast between memory and present-day cultural context, Franck creates scenes on canvas of an emotionally charged urban landscape. A selection of works are now available for sale at DAM’s Artsy collection: https://www.artsy.net/artist/franck-de-las-mercedes

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Represented by “The Directed Art Modern (DAM)”  The DAM was conceived on the ideals of a team striving to change the business of art. Melanie Prapopoulos accredited founder of the DAM manages international artists and their ever-developing portfolios, as well as collectors with art acquisitions. Valery Francisco, co-founder with an international curatorial history directing contemporary art fairs, exhibitions, and site-specific installations for over a decade. Vivian Sangsukwirasathien, formerly at Sotheby’s specializing in secondary markets and in assisting artists lends her expertise to further enhance the DAM’s initiatives.


Named one of Complex magazine’s “15 Artists About to Dominate 2015”, Franck has participated in numerous national and international exhibits. Recent exhibitions include, The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, Queens Museum, BronxArtSpace, The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, Sing for Hope Piano 2015, 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.
Born in Masaya Nicaragua, Franck lives and works in New York City. On February 18, 2014, De Las Mercedes lost over a decade of his body of work in a five-alarm fire that destroyed his home and studio in Weehawken, NJ. The artist relocated to Washington Heights, the upper Manhattan neighborhood where he grew up.

Artist’s website: http://www.franckdelasmercedes.com/

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