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.
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.