The artist, Michele Caira, has an uncommon background. From school, his deepest interest was in art but as a teenager in the sixties it was not uncommon for the son in an Italian family to take his place in the family business, and that he did. He was later drawn into the entertainment business where he continued to work for most of his professional life. However, his passion remained in and around all things art. MIchele’s icons were Leonardo, Michelangelo Buonarroti and Botticelli. He admired those Italian Renaissance Artists absolutely, finding their sculptural styles inspirational. His desire to emulate those great masters being so great that at a relatively mature age he at last began to indulge in his passion. The seed was sown. His first steps of many to professional training were at night classes in “life drawing”. Thereafter, day classes and courses in anything ART. Eventually he found his way to Art college, proudly attaining his honours degree in 2009.
Through his work, Michele has been influenced by another Scottish Italian artist, the renowned Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi. Like Paolozzi, Michele has similarly become an archivist of the development of technology and its profound influence on mankind.
Michele’s path has led him to some success and recognition by way of a number of solo exhibitions. His style is contemporary, abstract with a distinct flavour of Paolozzi.
He is now one among the few prestigious prize winners of the Bernard Cooper Printmaking prize. Graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.