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Andrew Kuo Talks Art, Sports, and Obsession

We talked to Andrew Kuo about his upcoming Art + Sports talk with Ari Marcopoulos and Kelefa Sanneh at NeueHouse.

Andrew Kuo, Tallboy, 2012. Acrylic On Linen. 20 X 16 Inches

Andrew Kuo has been one of my favorite contemporary artists for the past few years, ever since I first noticed his intricate music-centered charts in the New York Times. Whether he’s creating geometric graphs, portraits, paintings of bodega flowers, or just posting funny cat pictures on his incredibly popular Instagram account, his work is entertaining, funny, often poignant, and always visually appealing. This Thursday, Kuo will speak at NeueHouse with iconic photographer Ari Marcopoulos in a conversation about art and sports, moderated by New Yorker contributor Kelefa Sanneh. I spoke to him on the phone to find out more about the talk, sports fandom, his artistic process, and what he’s been listening to lately.

Andrew Kuo, Good Talk (3/16/14), 2014 Acrylic And Carbon Transfer On Panel And Laminated Paper

The Creators Project: I guess I should start off by admitting that I’m not much of a sports fan. I’ve tried, but I just can’t get into them.

Andrew Kuo: I don’t blame you, you’re better off for it.

Andrew Kuo, The Same Song on 3/5/13 Detail, 2013. Acrylic And Carbon Transfer On Panel And Laminated Paper. 51 X 38 InchesAndrew Kuo, The Time Machine's Broken, 2013Andrew Kuo, Self-Portrait (Cloud 10), 2013