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Acrylic on canvas
Part of the "Pop Torture" series. 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. Created with palette knives and acrylic markers, bright colors and raw textures are an essential element in the work, resulting in frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color.
Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally renowned artist living and working in New York City. His body of work includes painting and collage 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, family dynamics and books. .