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I’ve got a collection of these awesome cubes available. I love the harsh, yet seamless juxtaposition of organic and inorganic as they blend in perfect impossibility. Message me to get yours. | Michael Carini

One of the very best feelings I have experienced is when someone really connects with my work and I see their energy change as they take a new piece of mine into your hands and their heart. It’s such a cool and indescribable feeling, even for someone that spends a great deal of their time writing. I was blessed to be able to experience that feeling yesterday, and with a twist. 

When you’re commissioned for a painting as an artist, you may feel this different level of pressure because unlike a painting they have picked from a completed catalog, you have to bring a vision to life and hope they are going to connect with what you do next. Add the fact that you work predominantly in the realm of abstraction and that’s a whole new variable for the equation. Pressure makes diamonds though, and I’m always up for the challenge. Focus on the energy of the creative process, and most of the time things will turn out in a positive manner. I really enjoyed creating this painting and sharing the process along the way.

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“I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist).” Acrylic and aerosol on panel. 40in x 25in. Canvas prints available.

This painting reflects upon battles with both self-love and the realization I often give the love I always wish I had. It’s often difficult for people to love a puzzle they can’t put together. The box can be intriguing, maybe they even open it, but so few are willing to take the time to see it through to the final piece. The number of puzzle pieces is also a direct reference to my mega creation Regenaissance. Perhaps the reason the puzzle is so difficult to complete is that so many pieces are missing because they were given away to people that mishandled them and never put them back in the box.

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This piece from my current collection of “Puzzled Hearts” was a special commission on its way to its new home. This one tells the story of a phoenix rising from the ashes. There are ashes from a painting I sacrificed and burned mixed into the composition of this painting. Contact me to discuss your commission.

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Here’s a detail from one of the paintings from my collection “The Up-Side Of Down.” Check them all out. | Michael Carini

“But How Could You Judge Me If I Never Really Existed”

Acrylic and aerosol on panel. 48in x 30in. Original and prints available in a variety of sizes. Message me for original. I thought about this painting while watching Joker the other day.

A number of artists in history have had their blue period and I’ve certainly had mine. This painting has a central shape that doesn’t really exist, or does it? The central shape is constructed out of negative space only by what surrounds it. Sometimes nothing grows into something and sometimes we are built up or defined by the things that surround us. If those things disappear, do we still exist? 

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This was a really fun commission and I did a custom Carini Arts blanket to go with it. Message me to discuss your custom commission.

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Painting details from “Always Too Much (But Never Enough).” Original and prints available. | Michael Carini

“Beautiful Accidents” paintings available in a variety of sizes. Message me for inquiries.

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“As Open Wounds Open Wings.” Acrylic on canvas. 48in x 36in. Original and canvas prints available in a variety of sizes.

As every story has a past, present, and future, what may at first glimpse appear to be non-objective abstraction is in fact segmentations of energetic imagery interacting and breathing through the boundlessness of space and time. This painting depicts wings sprouting from the wounds of an angel. Sometimes it is only through our wounds that we are able to open ourselves up to healing so we may fly.

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