SAIC alum Charles Irvin (MFA 1997) continues to produce the conceptual work he began as a graduate student in the Painting and Drawing program and was the recent subject of a special series on The Creators Project. "City of Seekers," a profile collection that explores "how creative freedom enables LA-based artists to make spiritual work as part of their practices," put Irvin front and center, discussing the powerful relationship between the artist's painting and Hindu practices. The conceptual work developed at SAIC made a large impact on Irvin's current perspectives.
"Despite his spiritual beliefs, Irvin doesn't exactly identify with visionary art, not being too concerned with fantastic or mystical imagery," the article says. "Instead, he finds himself more engaged with the legacy of conceptual art, specifically the materiality and the meaning behind his media, and the context in which his work is presented."
To find out more about Irvin and this work, check out his website.