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.
Carlos Antonio Rancaño (b. 1986, USA) Miami International University of Art and Design., Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2007 Fairs 2018 Art Wynwood, Miami Solo Exhibitions 2017 Subtle Chaos, Gallery 2014, Hollywood Selected group exhibitions 2018 Ecce Mater Tua, Creation Art Center, Miami 2017 The Art of Manliness, The Directed Art Modern, Miami 2016 Group Show, Lucid Gallery Miami 2014 Raw Artists Miami Revolution, LMNT, Wynwood 2014 Inaugural Group Show, Miami Art Center, Wynwood 2012 Art Fest at Doral, Carlos Albizu University, Doral