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Michael Brangoccio

Michael Brangoccio's original content and textures create picture worlds like no others. A well-trained draftsman comfortable with formal composition, Brangoccio juxtaposes objects, sizes, and relationships to arrest attention, to provoke questions, and to prompt observers into finding personal meanings for his works. Intentionally symbolic, Brangoccio 's works present puzzles. Certain objects reoccur and present contradictions and inconsistencies of size, placement, object-selection. Elephants float. Bears roam in unlikely settings. Miniature airplanes seem aggressively out of place. Even in those few canvases that fit within the boundaries of realism, there is a hint of mystery, of something more-to-be-known. With Brangoccio' s paintings, a viewer must address enigmas and engage both left and right sides of the brain. In two decades since his M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, Brangoccio has accumulated over 30 solo exhibitions and participated in over 40 group shows in Florida, Maine, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and California. Michael s work is in the collections of the Iowa Finance Authority, Farm Bureau Financial Services, The Iowa Clinic, Wellmark, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, and Hy-Vee, Inc.

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Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 70 x 45
Price: $5,000.00

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 70 x 51
Price: $6,000.00

Media: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 69 x 58
Price: $6,500.00

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