I'm very humbled and honored to have been invited by Sing for Hope to appear on FOX5 NY's “Good Day Street Talk” as one of their featured Piano Artists. Click image to watch.




My artwork is a portrait of industrializations impact on the landscape.


My studio practice as an artist has a direct connection with my focus on environmental problems.

 

The concentration of my work is the contradictory coexistence of nature and industry in the landscape.


I work in a multimedia approach that includes painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and installations.


I have an interest in creating work from an environmental perspective as the result of an early activism in my native country Cuba.



Nelson's website : http://www.nelsonarte.com/

 


Poster's in the NYC subway!: Loving my life and my city right now. What a pleasant surprise this past week. I was dropping off Luca at daycare, when one of the ladies there greeted me and congratulated me on the poster at the subway station. I rushed to check it out and documented it to share the moment with you. See Video
zfmq_FranckDeLasMercedes--1.png             Prints of the flowers on the posters are available at my online store.   Closing of SFH Pianos with composer Gustavo Casenave: The parade of painted pianos on the streets came to an end. It was one of the most rewarding and creatively enriching experiences in my life as an artist. On the last day we received a surprise by Multiple Grammy Nominee, Steinway Artist, ACE Awardee, pianist and composer Gustavo Casenave, who dropped by my Sing for Hope piano at Inwood Hill Park for a performance. Check it out!
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After their time on the streets, all of the Sing for Hope Pianos go to under-resourced NYC public schools, bringing the joy of music to 15,000 school children.   Now SFH takes on the monumental task of repairing and rehabbing 50 pianos for their new school homes, ensuring that the pianos arrive to their new homes in tip-top shape.  But they need our help. Please show them some love with your support to continue bringing art and music to all by checking out their crowdfunding campaign.
  Noticias en Español: Fui entrevisstado en NY1 Noticias Quiero compartir un emotivo segmento por NY1 noticias sobre mi participacíon en Sing for Hope, el cual destaca lo especial y gratificante que ha sido esta experiencia. zfmq_201706252--1.pngHablando de mi Arte y Sing for Hope Pianos en El Rincón de Isolda Esta semana tuve el honor de ser entrevistado por la periodista Isolda Peguero en su show "Rincón de Isolda", un formato estilo conversación con personalidades del arte, cultura, política, salud, deportes, farándula, la familia y hechos históricos, entre otros. Charlamos sobre mi presente participación en Sing for Hope Pianos 2017, mi trayectoria artística y nuevos proyectos. Mi piano se encuentra en Inwood Hill Park: Seamen Avenue & Isham Street, New York, NY Espero les guste la entrevista. zfmq_19400014146004540737451949226190231                                                                                    Until next time, stay in touch!   Best, Franck


                                                                                                  to FMR

 

He leaps from chair to chair

Fearful, he leaps again

He's new to this distant place, 

but all too little to understand his father's pain.

 

© 1998 Franck de las Mercedes


¿Para qué guardar un minuto de silencio? 

Si el que se va ya calla por sí mismo.

Eternamente

 

© 2010 Franck de las Mercedes


Loving my life and my city right now. What a surprise this morning.  I was dropping off Luca at daycare when one of the ladies greeted me and congratulated me on the poster at the subway station. I rushed to check it out and documented it to share the moment with you.

Prints of the flowers on the posters are available at my online store.


Quiero compartir un emotivo segmento por NY1 noticias sobre mi participacíon en Sing for Hope, el cual destaca lo especial y gratificante que ha sido esta experiencia.





Esta semana tuve el honor de ser entrevistado por la periodista Isolda Peguero en su show "Rincón de Isolda", un formato estilo conversación con personalidades del arte, cultura, política, salud, deportes, farándula, la familia y hechos históricos, entre otros. Charlamos sobre mi presente participación en Sing for Hope Pianos 2017, mi trayectoria artística y nuevos proyectos. Mi piano se encuentra en Inwood Hill Park: Seamen Avenue & Isham Street, New York, NY

Espero les guste la entrevista.