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CHARLES IRVIN

NADA MIAMI BOOTH A5

Miami | Dec1 - Dec 







Charles Irvin will present a new series of oil paintings for the NADA booth, which depicts his ongoing fascination with extra terrestrials and all humans and lifeforms as manifestations of the primal elements. Irvin, who studied under Peter Saul and has been paired with artists like Jim Shaw, uses brightly colored oil paint, humor and a heavy dose of mystical sci-fi as he taps into the power of the elemental and symbolic to connect worlds and bridge dimensions from outer space to our beloved planet earth.

Charles says a good session in the studio is when intuition and inspiration flow through him and collaborate with his materials to manifest the imaginal in the material realm. "I see my paintings as glimpses or illustrations of this world outside of time, images that are grounded in the physicality of oil paint, the earthiest paint. Astrological and shamanic images morph into mundane objects and back again. The artifact of this process is a portal into a fun world of unlimited possibilities. A world not bound by causality. The extraordinary morphs into the mundane and back again. The spiritual and corporeal flow together. “

Charles Irvin received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin (1994) and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997). He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues like The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and IFAC, Athens, Greece. He lives and works in Los Angeles














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