Category: abstract art

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away)” was the very first painting I ever created for Deanne Hastings, my best friend and the person I loved most in the world. She used to call me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. Tragically, Deanne went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. I still think about her every single day and a number of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to have one day.

This is one of the most valuable pieces I have in my studio. It is the two final postcards of the show I dedicated to her in 2010. If you take a close look, you can read the statement from the show. I came across these in my car long after she disappeared. I was also blessed to come across her handprints on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” which also now hang in studio so she can continue to be with me as she continues to inspire me and my work. I hope I’m making her proud. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for her. I love how this photo picks up the reflection of the window likes it’s a window between here and heaven, allowing us to see each other again for just a moment.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

“Midnight Dancer (Take Me Away)” was the very first painting I ever created for Deanne Hastings, my best friend and the person I loved most in the world. She used to call me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. Tragically, Deanne went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. I still think about her every single day and a number of the paintings she inspired were sent to her family for her children to have one day.

This is one of the most valuable pieces I have in my studio. It is the two final postcards of the show I dedicated to her in 2010. If you take a close look, you can read the statement from the show. I came across these in my car long after she disappeared. I was also blessed to come across her handprints on my “10 Year Floor Canvas,” which also now hang in studio so she can continue to be with me as she continues to inspire me and my work. I hope I’m making her proud. I wouldn’t be the man I am today if it wasn’t for her. I love how this photo picks up the reflection of the window likes it’s a window between here and heaven, allowing us to see each other again for just a moment.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box. We all create our own boxes and some more than others.
This painting tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does does has ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. The female form form was modeled after someone that later came back and vandalized the painting, cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully repair it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box. We all create our own boxes and some more than others.
This painting tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does does has ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. The female form form was modeled after someone that later came back and vandalized the painting, cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully repair it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

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Untitled, 2012, Etel Adnan

Untitled, 2012, Etel Adnan

I’ve haven’t posted in a while because I’ve be…

I’ve haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been working on my own art. These are up in my society6 shop right now. I really like how they turned out, and I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with brushes and new color palettes. 

Check out my shop, If you’re interested in buying something just know you’ll make this artist very happy. 

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Sixty-One Second Minute. Sometimes all you need is just a moment of the impossible to make the impossible possible.

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Michael Carini | SHOP NOW

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Behind The Paint-As Open Wounds Open Wings. Sometimes it is only through our wounds that we can heal and grow our wings so we may fly. I often feel like I had to be cut open before my beauty and light could truly emerge. 

I pulled this piece off the racks to prepare it for an exhibition with the Expressive Arts Institute at Arts District Liberty Station. “Recovering The Artist 2019:  A Show About Hope” will open April 5 at the Martha Pace Swift Gallery.

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