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Franck de las Mercedes lives and works 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. Exploring the contrast between memory and present-day cultural context, Franck creates scenes of an emotionally charged urban landscape.

In 2006, de las Merc...
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