Michael Carini – “Boy In The Box”


Zachericle, 2012, acrylic and ash on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

Sacrifices and Second Chances, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Hindesique, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 35 x 36 in.

Rebeccause, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Auraliea, 2012, acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 in.

Amandeverence, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Fears, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Wonderstandable, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

Gypsthree, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

 About The Artist

Michael Carini is a San Diego based painter heavily influenced by his experiences living with Tourette Syndrome and Spectrum Disorder. Trained in Los Angeles, Carini studied at Loyola Marymount while simultaneously serving as an apprentice under artists Jane Brucker and Roland Reiss. Graduating at the top of his class with numerous honors including the Scholar of Distinction Award in Painting, Carini returned to his hometown in San Diego in 2006. On the evening of April 27th, 2009, Carini was violently attacked in his University Heights apartment. During the incident, Carini sustained severe trauma in the form of facial contusions, multiple fractures, ocular trauma that rendered him unable to fully open his left eye for nearly a month, and a concussion that noticeably altered his memory and cognitive abilities. In the subsequent months, Carini returned to his studio with renewed passion, energy, and a new state of mind to provide you with an opportunity to see the world through his own eyes.

Michael Carini’s creative visions will play with your senses and illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. It is a journey through his darkest dreams and highest hopes, all displayed before you in weaving blasts of light, color, and energy that find themselves trapped within a space that is seemingly boundless. The visions shared are done through a broad and deeply rooted filter of art history, philosophy, and literature as Carini rhythmically dances and makes music on the canvas through what he describes as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principals of equivalent exchange. It is the artist’s hope that you will completely lose yourself within these labyrinthine experiences only to discover a new sense of self and emerge reborn.

Michael Carini’s Website




  • vinamist

    Love the abstract imagery!