Self-taught artist. Mercado has taken part in more than a dozen group and solo exhibitions in Puerto Rico and the United States since 1989. Considered a conceptual artist more than a painter and designer, he is influenced by Pop and Experimental art. His early works included impressions of his own body on cloth, which he achieved by drenching himself entirely in paint. He later worked with mixed media and collages and subsequently with abstraction. Within the Pop style, he has worked on portraits that capture the essence and feelings of the model.
Mercado is highly committed with his work. The fundamental aspects of this artist production are grounded in his dedication to the medium as well as his compromise with his point of view. The search for new ways of expression has lead him to gradual changes in his point of view and stylistic modifications.
Mercado is currently working in several art projects in collaboration with artist Stephen Scarritt. All the Art in Casa Lola ; Chef Trevino’s new venture was custom designed and developed in collaboration with Stephen Scarrit and the interior design team.
Categories: Mixed Media