Didn’t I ask you not to use your flash? (Temporary retinal catastrophe) is a fundamentally optimistic painting. Carenini’s paintings are mostly about texture (rather than colour), and more abstract, but this one is more conceptual and about shape and form and motion. It is intellectual art, art of ideas. In the painting something new is being born out of something old, but it is a difficult and painful process, and somehow slightly futile, but necessary. There is also an order to it, a larger natural plan that speaks more to the orderliness of physical forces than to divine or imposed order. This painting is willful and has directionality.
Richard E. Wheeler
New York - Edinburgh