Thursday, August 04, 2005
Artist Watch: Luke Chueh
In 2003 Chueh moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in design. But due to a lack of employment opportunities he resorted to painting to keep busy. He got his start when Los Angeles' "premiere underground art show", Cannibal Flower, invited him to show at their monthly events. Since then Chueh has quickly worked his way up the ranks of the LA art scene, establishing himself as an artist not to be ignored. 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 tragedy and comedy.