Luke Chueh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bear in Mind, 2006.

Luke Chueh (born March 7, 1973) is an artist, and is generally considered to be a member of the lowbrow, or pop surrealism, art movement, though he has disdain for the term.[1] He is a painter and graphic designer active in the artist community in Los Angeles. Originally from Philadelphia, he grew up in the Central California agricultural community of Fresno, California.[2][3] He was formally trained in Graphic Design at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.[2][4] During that period, he also worked for guitar manufacturing company Ernie Ball, as an illustrator and designer.[2] His works during that time garnered him several awards, from such notable publications as Communication Arts and Print Magazine.[2] During this time, he was also a publisher of a 'zine focused on intelligent dance music.[2]

His images have been remarked upon for their juxtaposition of cuteness with the macabre.[2] His paintings and illustrations are noted for bringing together influences as diverse as Mark Rothko and Sanrio.[5][6] His work stems from the intolerance he suffered as a child growing up as a Chinese-American.[4]

In an interview with Art Prostitute Magazine he stated that he is influenced by his contemporaries utilizing strong illustrative elements.[7] He mentioned Chiho Aoshima, Marcel Dzama, Jeremy Fish, Camille Rose Garcia, Barry McGee, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Ryden, and Ralph Steadman.[7]

In his recent work, he has designed the album artwork for Fall Out Boy's album Folie à Deux (2008).[8] In 2004, he designed a limited edition wallet for Poketo.


  1. ^ Clutter Magazine - Luke Chueh
  2. ^ a b c d e f Whitehouse, Geoff (Fall 2007). "Luke Chueh". Clutter Magazine. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Luke Chueh exhibit featured at SDSU-IV art gallery". Imperial Valley Press. 2003-11-03. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ a b Leach, Matt (November 2004). "Cute But Sad". Empty Magazine. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ Taylor, Mia (April 2004). "Bright ideas from the hole in his sou". THE BOOK L.A. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  6. ^ Grierson, Tim (2004-04-26). "Kids These Days". The Simon. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Featurette". Art Prostitute. August 2005. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  8. ^ Chueh, Luke. "Frequently Asked Questions". Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links[edit]