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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“King Nothing And The Discovery Of The Lost Venus (For SAMO)” is a love story and homage to Basquiat and the many historical paintings of Venus that preceded it as well as the many that will come after it. Can you spot the crown? I was recently asked to describe my work, to which I responded…“Imagine the love child of van Gogh and Basquiat.”

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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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 have ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. Shortly after this painting was completed, someone vandalized it, puncturing and cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully mend it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

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As every story has a past, present, and future…

As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time.

Featured: The Boy In The Box. 36in x 48in. This is the title painting of the series and the very first from 2011. It was a strong reaction and deviation from “The Up-Side of Down” in regards to the hard edges, geometric shapes, composition, colors, and general aesthetics. Being the very first, it was also one of the loosest and most exploratory pieces of the series. It’s a base of primary colors and it’s as though a curtain is being pulled back to unveil a new day. There is a transitional element of a cube with an angelic figure in it…because change rarely comes in a single day…does it? Change can be hard, even painful, but is often necessary for growth. This series was started to break out of my box, both literally and metaphorically. There have been various stages of success but we are always works in progress. I now cycle back and forth between bodies of work to evaluate that growth and attempt to fill in the gaps and cracks to become whole.

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