In an era plagued by sensory overload, Andrew Kuo cuts right to the chase. You might know him as an artist, a Tumblr-weed, a writer without neuroses, or a music critic—sort of. Kuo’s New York Times concert review chartings, a fine art take on the infographic, capture the spirit of the moment while keeping an eye on the bigger picture, often via footnoted quips. (“Shaking hands with the entire first row is a sweet move in any country, at any age,” is just one of many examples.)
Recently, Rachelyn Remz-Porter and Chiara Clemente, friends and the duo behind Double Trouble, caught up with the New York-based RISD graduate to ask him a few questions, while also shooting a series of polaroids for BULLETT as Kuo went shopping for art supplies and used books. Color us all kinds of jealous.
Name: Andrew Kuo
Year of First Show: 2001
If you could have any work of art on your wall at home what would it be? Anything a friend made for me.
Who is your favorite artist and why? Philip Guston, because he wasn’t scared.
What was the last great show you saw? The Kitchen‘s Soho Years retrospective, or the Thomas Demand-curated show, La Carte D’Après Nature, at Matthew Marks Gallery.
What recent thing that you worked on are you most excited about? A casual ambient album. What’s Next? More naps, e-mailing, and web surfing.