Artist Luke Chueh Spews and Gets "Self-Ish" In New L.A. Solo Show

October 15, 2014 4:49 PM

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Luke Chueh's work could initially be misconstrued as 'cute.' Cuddly animals - sweet and innocent bears and bunnies - are frequently at the epicenter of his work. Sure, it sounds all happy happy joy theory. Until you look a little closer. The LA based Chueh turns the nursery rhyming world of cute on its head, with his wry, introspective characters, who live in a world of sex, murder and mutilation. Many times his blood red backgrounds serve as warnings that all is not what it seems or alternatively as an emotional guide to the levels of our subconscious purgatory. Chueh talked briefly after the opening of his new show, "Self-ish" which will be on display at CHG Circa Gallery in Culver City through November 1st.

Luke Chueh: My current show, "Self-ish" is a play on the word. Most of the show is basically a self portraits where I illustrate myself physically, and also metaphorically. In it, I explore a variety of aspects of my being, from my relationship with my characters, my feeling for my artwork, my strug...

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