ANDREW KUO’S BEAUTIFUL ABSTRACT INFOGRAPHICS IN “YOU SAY TOMATO” AT MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, NYC
Downtown painter, musician, DJ, and all-around cool guy on the NYC scene Andrew Kuo has created an absolutely stunning new body of work with his current show, “You Say Tomato,” at big-time Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Featuring mostly large-scale abstract geometric paintings that are meant to function as emotional infographics (each piece comes with a decoding key at the bottom), Kuo’s color-coded chart paintings are representational—depicting a complex, real-time universe of selfexamination and the judgement of others. Like Kuo’s beloved Sabermetrics sports analytics system (popularized in the book and movie Moneyball), the paintings are a cooly factual exploration of the heart’s entanglements, wedded to an extraordinary facility with color and a playful reverence for various historical modes of geometric abstraction, which are appropriated alongside excruciatingly complex scientific graphs of the digital age. Consider this show must-see viewing…
The artist and one of his “emotional metrics” (portrait by our friends at The Fader)
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