Out There Atlanta is switching its focus to Atlanta and other Southern transplants living in the New York area. In these interviews, we reestablish connections with these artists and talk about their backgrounds, artistic journeys, what brought them to the South, and what took them away.
Alex Kvares is an artist who primarily uses drawing in his works. He was born in the Ukraine, studied art in Kansas and Texas, and spent about a decade in Atlanta before moving to Brooklyn, where he currently lives. His current body of work deals with themes of failure and hope, particularly in a political context. In this podcast, we discuss his recent bodies of work and ideas of framing one’s work within personal and global histories.
Topics include: drawing as a finished product versus drawing as a means to an end, stabilizing an art practice, and ideas of political and artistic legacy.
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Music for this podcast was provided by M.S.I.F.
The Day I Became Men, 2011 [Image courtesy of Alex Kvares]
Hussars’ Picnic 2, 2014 [Image courtesy of Alex Kvares]
Holy Mountain,2009 [Image courtesy of Alex Kvares]
66, 2013 [Image courtesy of Alex Kvares]
Alex Kvares [Image courtesy of Alex Kvares]