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Carlos Rancano


I’m amused by ironic things and my paintings reflect that. My work stands as a contradiction both in a literal sense and figuratively. A painting could be saturated with bright colors while it’s subject matter be dark in its tone. A portrait of a woman with soft features comes to being with sharp, rigid, and bold brush strokes. I feel that the world can be quite cynical, and thus, the human spirit can be quite cynical. My work is simply a manifestation of that though with no intent other than to reflect that idea.
Carlos Antonio Rancaño was born in Miami, FL. from Cuban/Panamanian parents. After graduating Cum Laude from MIU with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design, he started his career in Advertising. Even though he was always keen on drawing, it was the strict rules of design that gave way to his paintings. The free spirit that lives in his work is a direct response to the more simplistic approach of Graphic Design. His work is saturated with bright, warm colors and sharp, rigid brush strokes serving as a pedestal to the subjects in his work. Spreading from an array of themes, like bold portraits of women to African child soldiers, his work is never well-worn. Carlos Antonio has participated in various exhibitions across South Florida, as he continues to establish himself as a premier artist.



Miami International University of Art and Design., Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2007





2019    Art Wynwood, Miami


2018    Ecce Mater Tua, Creation Art Center, Miami


2017    The Art of Manliness, The Directed Art Modern, Miami 

            Subtle Chaos, Gallery 2014, Hollywood


2016     Group Show, Lucid Gallery Miami


2014    Raw Artists Miami Revolution, LMNT, Wynwood

Inaugural Group Show, Miami Art Center, Wynwood


2012     Art Fest at Doral, Carlos Albizu University, Doral

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