FUTURE FAIR 2022
May 5-7, 2022
535 W 28th St
New York City
Alex Kvares, Tunnel Children, 9 x 9 in, 2022
Alexander Kvares was born in Kyiv, Ukraine (at the time Kiev, USSR) and now currently works and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Kvares attended college at the University of Kansas and received his Master's Degree in Austin, Texas. Kvares lived and worked in Atlanta, GA until 2012 when he relocated to Brooklyn, NY.
Alex Kvares, Leopard Riding Leopard, 10 x 8 in, 2022
Alex Kvares, Flags, 9 x 12 in, 2022
Alex Kvares, Fur Lined Hood, 13 3/4 x 12 1/4 in, 2022
“Everything you see here was made in quarantine.
We all went through it, and my experience of the pandemic was not exactly atypical, but
full of possibly uncommon contradictions. I generally thrive in isolation, so it was a very productive creative period full of abundant studio time, re/searching, thinking, responding, experiments, discoveries, reinventions, new perceptions of the world and attempts to find some light or humor in the dire. At the same time, as for many, it was a period full of fear, death, struggle, empathy, conflict, obsessive parenting and partner bonding, political crises, helplessness, frustration, mourning and anger.
Prosaic as it may sound, making this work, was a way of processing, as it has been during every unstable time in my life since I was young. Coincidentally, the first time I started drawing was also in quarantine, sequestered in a hospital room for a month (age 11) and the first time I took drawing seriously, was also in a month-long isolation, in a hotel room in Vienna after leaving Kyiv for good (that’s another story, all this work was made before the war). Going into the studio and working is still how I deal and how I avoid, one always bleeds into the other. There are echoes of those periods here.”
-Alex Kvares, May 1st, 2022
Alex Kvares, Glass to the Wall, 9 x 12 in, 2022
Alex Kvares, CGLP4404, 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in, 2022
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