Integral art is can be variously defined as art that reaches across multiple quadrants and levels, that transcends and includes all limited forms, interpretations, or perspectives, as the belief that every human being is creative and that art is integral to all human endeavours, or simply as art that was created by someone who thinks or acts in an integral way.
A problem of definition
There is no one form of integral art, and although the term is most commonly applied in the Wilberian context, it is in no way limited to that paradigm or organisation. Integral art may equally derive from integral teachers like Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, or other integral thinkers, or simply developed integral art independently.
As with Integral thought in general, any list of Integral artists wil be controversial.
Integral artists influenced by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
Integral artists influenced by Ken Wilber
- Alex Grey (b. 1953) is a psychedelic visual artist whose works have been admired by Wilber and others. He painted a famous illustration of Wilber as the bodhisattva Manjushri, which (along with Brad Reynold's book where it appears) seems to have been instrumental in Wilber's apotheosis by some of his followers