Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Fresno, Luke Chueh (pronounced CHU) studied graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso. He was employed by the Ernie Ball Company, working in-house as designer/illustrator where he created several award winning designs and was featured in the design annuals of Communication Arts and Print Magazine.
In 2003, Chueh moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in painting. He got his start when the Los Angeles underground art show, Cannibal Flower, invited him to show at their monthly events. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Chueh's work has been featured in galleries around the world, and some of his paitnings have also been reinterpreted into vinyl toys.
Face Paint (ply wood)
Type4 Colour Screenprint on 6mm Birch Ply with Hand Finishing in Red Ink
60 x 40 cm