Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Los Angeles artist Luke Chueh, (Juxtapoz #91) has plans to take over Corey Helford Gallery this Friday, March 20th with his visually arresting paintings of visciousy adorable animals in the solo show, From Light Cometh Darkness. But first we pulled the artist out of the studio to answer 20 Questions.
This designer, illustrator, and painter was born in Philadelphia, raised in Fresno, and now lives in Los Angeles, where he has build a steady career fashioning his unique “cute meets brute” artistry. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances nature with society. In walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy, Chueh forces the viewer to reconsider previously held notions of nature versus nurture.