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The “Beautiful Accidents” are based upon the Japanese aesthetic concepts of wabi-sabi and shibui.

The “10 Year Table Canvas” spans a decade of visions, creations, and more than 10 bodies of work. Within its depths lie the tangible blood, sweat, and tears of this man beneath the paint. It is a deeply textured and layered history in its purest and most raw form. Encompassing hundreds of paintings that paradoxically unite to create one, it is nothing short of an intimate self portrait of myself, the Acrylic Alchemist.

I think this is one of my most special and valuable pieces. For 10 years, I wiped my palette knife on my table and this is the result. There is a piece of every single painting from over a decade in this one piece, essentially making it a collective portfolio of sorts. The energy is raw and palpable. The textures are insane and represent a three dimensional map of my life. I can still pinpoint certain paintings I was working on at certain times and stages of my life, from the bottom and the top, within this painting. Although I generally don’t allow people to touch my paintings because of the damage caused by oils from the hands, this is a painting I insist that people touch. It will touch you.

I will be bringing this painting to KAABOO Del Mar and allowing people to touch it! Interested in this original or a canvas print of it? Check it out HERE

Jimmy Marble (@jimmymarble)

Jimmy Marble (@jimmymarble)

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.
“Flesh Of My Flesh (Deribon)” 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.

Please check out this painting as well as inspirational blog and podcast HERE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Work in progress here. This week we talk about relationships from a male perspective on my podcast with my buddy Vicente Enriquez. Visit CariniArts.com to give it a listen or check out “Sunny Side Of San Diego” on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play. You can also check out my blog where I most recently discuss using your pain as a source of healing and growth.

Moschino Pre-Fall 2015

Moschino Pre-Fall 2015

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

On a recent episode of my podcast we discussed knowing your worth and asking the universe for what you want. So here goes…

I want/need to have someone acquire a medium-large original painting in order to sustain enough resources to realistically make it through next month, after which I am confident the plans I have in motion will be in full swing and I will be in a place of greater stability. Though things are on the up right now, a lot of my yearly expenses hit me all at the same time, and I’ve reached that point. I also have KAABOO Del Mar next month and don’t want to sacrifice the quality of the best show I can possibly put on for everyone attending. You make what I do possible and I could really use your support. I don’t take handouts, but I do hustle and make deals. Let’s make a deal.

Please also check out the podcast and blog at CariniArts.com 😁

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Working on “Just A Little Piece Of Herstory” in the studio. Really enjoy doing these “Puzzled Hearts.” I also have “Puzzled Hearts Minis” available as I fight to raise exhibition funds for KAABOO Del Mar next month. I need your support and am also taking on commissions.

Please also check out CariniArts.com to see my painting class schedule, blog, and podcast. This week on the podcast we discuss knowing your worth and asking for what you want from life.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Labyrinth of the Butterfly”

“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.

One of my most intense and intricate paintings to date, “Labyrinth of the Butterfly” started out white and red. Somewhere along the journey I lost my way a bit and was tangled up in the labyrinth. When I emerged, this was the result. Though perhaps not explicitly obvious, this painting is a deep exploration of sexuality. 

See options for this painting HERE

Learn more at CariniArts.com and check out my painting class schedule, blog, and podcast. New episodes every single week and you never really know what we might discuss.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

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Don’t forget to check out my teaching class schedule, blog, and weekly podcast. This week on my podcast we discuss social media and who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be.