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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 [...]

Fellow Artist: Stephen Cimini, Branding becomes the work

By Franck de las Mercedes 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.    For [...]

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 [...]