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Antonio Molinari

Contemporary Poured Color Artist

Antonio Molinari is a Detroit based, poured paint abstract artist that focuses on the relationship of color and the manipulation of canvas.
Born and raised in Michigan, he credits his artistic inspiration from his childhood spent in the countryside, where he fell in love with nature at a very young age. Molinari particularly recalls admiring the openness of the land and being able to see as far as his eyes could see, waking up early just to watch the sunrise and “waiting for the rays of light to move as though dancing across the countryside”.

Antonio Molinari's childhood romanticism led him to pursue an education in the arts, and in 2003 he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Currently, he is a creative designer at Lincoln Motor Company in Detroit designing concept car interiors. Molinari creates fine art in his free time, where he channels his childhood for inspiration to create stunning and colorful large-scale contemporary paintings. He says, “I loved that energy and wonder so much that I am compelled to capture it. Pouring energy and wonder onto a canvas in hopes to share that same bliss of inspiration.”

Inspired by the techniques of Paul Jenkins, Helen Frankenthaler, Elba Alvarez, and Jackson Pollock, Molinari directly pours vibrant colors across the canvas, resulting in an array of tones and shapes, adding a positive and uplifting energy to his work. Using wash and poured paint techniques and manipulating the canvas, he controls the direction of each pour to create mesmerizing shapes of transparent and translucent colors in multicolored and monochromatic palettes that characterize his original paintings.

While his use of color is undeniably exciting, it is still soft in its execution.  The poured colors overlap and intertwine, like veils suspended without gravity.  Regardless of interpretation, the gentleness of these colored veils invites us into an intimate moment.

Antonio Molinari is represented in fine art galleries throughout the United States and in collections world wide. 

Awards & Recognition

"Patterns" Exhibition 
Special Recognition Award
Light Space & Time Gallery
"Patterns" Exhibition 
Special Merit Award
Light Space & Time Gallery


College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

2000 - 2003

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