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Disparate Visions

Alexandra Duprez, Robert Kraiss, Alex Kvares, & Gosia Machon

March 22 - April 20, 2024

Disparate Visions, Installation View, 2024
Disparate Visions, Installation View
kvares drawing
serpents 3 tetes
Disparate Visions, Installation View
Today is the day
114 red drawing
Disparate Visions, Installation View
untitled ink drawing
Disparate Visions, Installation View, 2024
white horse and arm
donkey goya
I've been here before
tender moment
serious love

Disparate Visions, a group exhibition organized by mepaintsme, features works on paper by MEPAINTSME gallery artists Alexandra Duprez, Robert Kraiss, Alex Kvares and Gosia Machon.


Alexandra Duprez (b. 1974, Quimper, France) lives and works in Douarnenez, France. In her drawings, paintings and collages, the human form is sensitively interpreted using a balance of abstraction and symbolic gesture. Shaped from her early encounters with Aboriginal art, Duprez silhouettes the human form and intermingles mystical elements of various orders: limbs, snakes, and waves of energy. These concurrences of iconography point us toward a spiritual energy entangled with the unconscious. The artist is represented by Galerie DYS in Brussels, HAGD Contemporary in Den- mark, C.O.A. Galerie in Montreal, and MEPAINTSME in the United States.


Robert Kraiss (b. 1972, Bonn, Germany) lives and works in Cologne, Germany. He studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Georg Herold (master class student) and Oswald Wiener from 2000- 2006. His work has been featured in exhibitions across Europe, including solo exhibitions at Tobias Hantmann Studio, Berlin; Norbert Arns Gallery, Cologne; Desaga Gallery, Cologne; and Kilchmann Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland. Kraiss has been awarded grants by the Stiftung Kunstfonds Founda- tion, the Rheinlande and Westfalen Art Association, and the Friends of Düsseldorf Art Academy. He frequently lectures on experimental drawing and recently completed a substitute professorship at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Halle Germany.


Alex Kvares [b. 1975 Kyiv, Ukraine (at the time Kiev, USSR)] lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In 1990, the Kvares family left the Soviet Union and relocated to Kansas City, in the United States. After dropping out of high school, Kvares earned a BFA from the University of Kansas and MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. He spent a decade making art in Atlanta before moving to New York City to teach at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. His work has been exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; Josee Bienvenu Gallery and Mulherin + Pollard in New York; Steven Zevitas Gallery and Judi Rotenburg in Boston; the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis; the Minsk Museum of Modern Art in Belarus; and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina. His work has also been included in several issues of New American Paintings.


Gosia Machon (b. 1979, Poland) lives and works in Hamburg, Germany. Machon graduated from HAW Hamburg (Department Design) in 2008. She has since exhibited her work and projects interna- tionally at galleries and art institutions in Berlin, Paris, Antwerp, Warsaw, Istanbul, Vienna, Tel Aviv, and Kyoto. Her recent exhibitions include Nominees at Kunsthaus, Hamburg 2023; A room for one’s own at Clint Roehnisch Gallery, Toronto, 2022; Lieb Lieb Leid Lied at HilbertRaum, Berlin, 2021; and Durch das Getümmel at Kunstverein Ellwangen, 2020. She is a lecturer for drawing and painting at German art schools, including HAW Hamburg and Burg Giebichtenstein Kunstchochschule Halle; and the recipient of art awards and grants, most recently the Hamburg Grant for Contemporary Art, Ministry of Culture and Media 2023; and the Heitland Honneur Celle 2023.