Andrew Kuo


carbon transfer and acrylic on linen
70 x 55 inches

Andrew Kuo uses a hard-edge, geometric language to poetically chart his own internal world. Taking his life as a source, he translates his emotional self into shapes, hues, values, and intensities of color that produce playful abstractions of striking beauty. Using fear, joy, luck, and the beautiful nonsense of everyday life as his data, Kuo applies metrics, specific dates, and timelines to his emotional and psychological struggles to come up with the geometric composition, which is then annotated at the bottom to give the viewer insight into his seemingly systematic approach. Beautiful and absurd, scientific and heart-wrenching, Kuo’s work shows not only a reverence for various historical models of geometric abstraction, but also exhibits contemporary qualities of complex scientific graphs and the digital age. Kuo’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Galleria Marabini, Bologna; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Artists Space, New York; and 1026, Philadelphia. He has been featured in group exhibitions at Wallspace, New York; The Armory, New York; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen; and Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow.