Category: inspirational art

Featured: Detail shot from “The Day Pandora Set Me Free (Misteriora).” Acrylic on canvas. 60in x 60in. Original and prints available.

I was able to pull some of my biggest and best works off the rack last week for a studio visit. If you’re looking for big art for your home or office, I’ve got some wonderful options for you.

This bright and energetic painting tells the story of Pandora’s Box being opened. As “The Boy In The Box,” it also alludes to escaping and discovering my freedom from the literal and metaphorical boxes of my life. We all have them. With that freedom comes an inherent energy and chaos that must be channeled. Knowledge may be a dangerous weapon, but it’s also a great and beautiful gift that can save the world if handled with both love and care.
Get your prints at CariniArts.com plus check out this painting design as jewelry, leggings, hoodies, shirts, and much more.

When you buy artist direct from a starving artist, you put paint on the palette and food on the table. You make what I do possible and I simply couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for being a part of my journey! 

Braska also wanted me to remind you that when you write positive reviews on my website, Facebook, and Yelp, you really help us grow. Word of mouth and referrals are the primary method of growth as a small and independent business with limited resources. Every penny that comes in for us goes right back into the work (or to the kitty clowder) and affords us the opportunity to provide additional options to people that need a little assistance through easy payment plans, flexible pricing on select works, and monthly giveaways. Anytime you write a review for Carini Arts or share my work, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win free art. My work heavily focuses on struggle and triumph of the human spirit. I know that means those that connect with the creations may be struggling as well, and I want to offer you the hope and inspiration you need in the ways that I can…through my dreams. 

Some people don’t realize just how massive some of my creations are. If you’re looking for some BIG art (or smaller affordable prints), I’ve got you covered. Whether for the home or office, I’m fully licensed, insured, and can provide turnkey service not just locally, but worldwide. In many cases, art for offices can be written off as decorating expenses. If you’re in the market for art, I will work with your budget to bring your dream to fruition while providing you a fantastic investment opportunity. Original art, canvas prints, decor, wall murals, wallpaper, live painting for corporate & private events, and more available from Carini Arts.

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Braska showing some love in front of my largest singular painting to date, “Astranomelly.” Acrylic on canvas. 78in x 120in. Original and prints available.
Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” collection 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.

“Astranomelly” was the culminating piece of my artist residency in Downtown San Diego. During the months of April/May (2012) I spent 50 days painting on Broadway Avenue, generally averaging 10-12 hours per session and never taking a single day off. Basically living in the studio as I found myself on the precipice of homelessness, this climactic creation measures 6.5′ x 10′ and is representative of my collective experiences as “The Boy In The Box.” The culture shock of the residency experience made this both an artistic opportunity and a sociological experiment as I found myself imbued with the regionalism of this foreign community and was indoctrinated into their culture. The individuals that visited and shared their stories during my tenure in the box were all incorporated into the painting, their names inscribed in the underpainting that surrounds the iconic vortex (or black hole) that is simultaneously a symbol of the outward eyes looking in at me as I poured my soul into the canvas. The concept for “Astranomelly” came to me on a car ride home at 3:30am as I listened to the track “Battling the Sun” by local musician Astra Kelly. I had met Astra earlier that evening when she stopped in during a rare San Diego storm. The rest of the story I now leave with you.

-Michael Carini 

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Featured: Detail shot from “The Day Pandora Set Me Free (Misteriora).” Acrylic on canvas. 60in x 60in. Original and prints available.

I was able to pull some of my biggest and best works off the rack this week for a studio visit. If you’re looking for big art for your home or office, I’ve got some wonderful options for you.

This bright and energetic painting tells the story of Pandora’s Box being opened. As “The Boy In The Box,” it also alludes to escaping and discovering my freedom from the literal and metaphorical boxes of my life. We all have them. With that freedom comes an inherent energy and chaos that must be channeled. Knowledge may be a dangerous weapon, but it’s also a great and beautiful gift that can save the world if handled with both love and care.

Get your prints at CariniArts.com plus check out this painting design as jewelry, leggings, hoodies, shirts, and much more.

Want a gift pack with some cool art goodies? Make a small donation to support a starving artist at CariniArts.com and I will send you a gift pack with some goodies that may include post cards, stickers, poems, buttons, a tote, possibly even a mini.

“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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Michael Carini

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

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

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#MostlyForHer paintings available. I have about a dozen ready to go and looking for homes. Custom commissions also available with your favorite poem & color scheme. They’re small, affordable, and a great way to start or add to a collection. Also great in sets. Message me today!

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Michael Carini | “Trail Of The Ouroboros" 

Acrylic on canvas. Visit CariniArts.com for canvas prints in a variety of sizes.

This painting reflects upon the concept of the ouroboros, the serpent consuming it’s tail, and the cycle of life.