Late Nights at the Whitney
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I am from Park Slope, Brooklyn. All the artists I most enjoy seem to have a tendency toward the theatrical. My favorite artists including Paul McCarthy, Matthew Barney, Ryan Trecartin, and Mike Kelley, all of whom work or have worked in the medium of film and movies. I also enjoy the work of artists such as Neo Rauch, Philip Guston, and Gerhardt Richter. I am inspired by an idea or a work's ability to explain itself through leaving itself unexplained, or whose point is not to unravel itself in front of you but for you to do the mental work. This is the only way for me to really have a conversation with the piece, to allow it to make me uncomfortable in its ambiguity. To me, art is a game of cat and mouse where I happily volunteer to be the mouse each time. I find this effect not only in art but in such diverse areas as children's cartoons and conceptual physics.