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Michael Carini | Foreverandever | Acrylic on Canvas | 60” x 96” | 2014

The Carini Technique-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 through the boundlessness of space and time.

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Blogs We Like | Jack Vanzet

Back when we interviewed macrophotographer Erin O’Malley, we emphasized her art’s accessibility, which isn’t always the case with abstract art. It may only appeal to a jaded elite, or it may have an extra-conceptual core that carries it much further.

The best of the bunch always hits both hemispheres though, providing an aesthetic-emotional matrix that’s immediate and eye-dazzling, but with enough complexity to still fascinate the initiated. Impact and depth, in other words.

Jack Vanzet's current work is a wonderful example of this compositional richness. For the two years or so, Vanzet's focus has shifted heavily into abstraction, working with paint much the way O'Malley works with light. In both artists' work, there's an unabashed but unforced psychedelia, a playful and surreal vocabulary language. Vanzet differs in his manipulation of surface,a spatiality unique to paint. While there's a nod to depth, it's illusive, a consciously imaginary effect of surface mixture that makes each painting feel like its own fluctuating world.

Vanzet’s musical output is unsurprisingly complementary to his visual work. As Thrupence, Vanzet’s explorations take on a much more openly emotional timber, working with an airy, nuanced ambience that’s lightly beat-kissed and highly polished. Altogether, Vanzet’s work, in all its modalities, is a testament to controlled and sustained intensity. Both painting and music combine into a fully-fleshed yet fluid universe, one with a great and original spectrum of human feeling.

Jack’s also on Facebook, Instagram, and his main site.

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Michael Carini | Foreverandever | Acrylic on Canvas | 60” x 96” | 2014

The Carini Technique-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 through the boundlessness of space and time.

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