Born in Philadelphia and raised in Fresno, Luke Chueh (featured in HF Vol. 24) has gained much notoriety in Los Angeles art scene with his colorful, illustrative paintings. His upcoming exhibition “Self-ish” at CHG Circa in Culver City, is the latest continuation of Chueh’s stand-out style. A cast of playful-looking characters, the adult world that they live in and the dissimilarity between the two is a primary theme of the 20 new pieces Chueh will have on display. “My work is an illustrative exploration of visual and narrative contrast” Chueh said describing his work.
The compelling image of cute characters out of their element and in harm’s way creates a sense of discomfort in the viewer, who may not be used to seeing them like this. Chueh’s use of bold, textured lines makes the characters seem disheveled while his uncomplicated use of color helps further suspend them into a world of imaginary suffering.
The opening reception for “Self-ish” is Saturday, Oct 11, from 7-10 pm and the show will be on view through November 8.