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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.

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. "