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Moments of Clarity

      Moments of Clarity By Vicki Hinze   Moments of clarity. Sometimes we ignore them, often we misunderstand them, and sometimes we completely fail to recognize them. That creates challenges for us because without those [...]
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Fellow Artist: Diane Leon, Creating the life she wants

By FdlM I had the pleasure of meeting Diane at the taping of a documentary on abstract artists in which we both were featured. Since then we’ve been in touch and always following each other’s work and creative process. She’s [...]
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Fellow Artist: Stephen Cimini, Branding becomes the work

If you don’t know Stephen Cimini, chances are that you’ll say you’ve seen his work in some editorial or luxurious space before. Depending on who I’ve talked about his art, people have described him as “the guy who [...]
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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 [...]

Abstract Pop Portraits signed art prints by FdlM $25 ea. Available Now!

Back by popular demand! Abstract Pop signed print of original 2009 works by Franck de las Mercedes. A celebration of icons that have made a mark on the artist’s life and the world of music, film, art and literature.   On February [...]
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The #PeaceBoxes Art Project. To Whom It May Concern: Download Peace

NEW YORK, NY — Can an empty painted box bring about world peace? Can you become an instant activist for peace right now, and right where you are? In visual artist’s  Franck de las Mercedes’ world, this is a possibility.    [...]
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Fellow Artist: Laura Alvarez, Growing roots in The Bronx.

By Franck de las Mercedes Welcome to Laura’s feisty, magical and whimsical visual world. Definitely one of the most prolific artists I’ve come across, and she still has time be a community activist, educator and run an org.  [...]
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Fellow Artist: Nick Stavrides, from a dead end street to a deep blue sea.

By Franck de las Mercedes This is the second installment of my new project, Fellow Artists. I met Nick about two years ago and was immediately taken by his enthusiasm for anything to do with artmaking. A son of Washington Heights, I knew his [...]

Fellow Artist: Vicky Barranguet, following intuition. by Franck de las Mercedes

We kick the series off with Vicky Barranguet, a brilliant artist from Uruguay living and working in NYC. I’ve been following her work for years and finally met her and her work in person last week. Vicky in her studio   How [...]
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Coming soon: New Art Posts by Franck de las Mercedes @fdlm

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Franck de las Mercedes and I am a visual artist living and working in New York City. I was invited by this platform after creating a section on my blog titled “Fellow Artists”, in which I [...]