Andrew Kuo Reasons to Move to L.A. 2013 LA Art Book Fair Edition
A. Kuo. 2013
Synopsis: This 9-color silkscreen print is a Printed Matter fundraising edition. All proceeds from the sale of the edition will help keep the LA Art Book Fair free and open to the public. New York-based painter and printmaker Andrew Kuo has produced a color-coded chart entitled "Reasons to Move to L.A." Using precisely measured blocks of color and geometric shapes, Kuo attempts to create metric visualizations of bittersweet experiences such as insomnia or longing. "Reasons to Move to New York" represents the proposition as a series of fanned rectangles, in one direction indicating "NY now and forever!" and in the other, "I'm packing my bags." Kuo considers the advantages of a Los Angeles lifestyle and the drawbacks of leaving New York. His reasoning is color-coded, with pro-New York statements approaching pink, and pro-L.A. statements approaching orange. Ambivalence, confusion or uncertainty creates color-mixing and disruptions in the spectrum. Here are Kuo's Reasons - try to color-code them yourself and see if you're persuaded:
""Triangular slices of bread with red sauce and melted stretchy cheese on top; The Los Angeles Lakers; I've been told the Internet is a kinder, more righteous place near a beach; Finally spending time with Moby Dick (the audio version) while idling in traffic; I wouldn't have to avoid unsavory people at supermarkets who I told I was in LA; The Los Angeles Clippers; If humans were meant to live in cold weather, we'd be covered in fur or hibernating; The thought of spending my whole life here, and never leaving is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _; Two of the three people I miss the most."
Printed by Kayrock Screen Printing in Brooklyn, NY.
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth): 24 x 30 in.
Signed: Signed and Numbered
Price Info: $300.00
Inventory #: 93109