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. 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. He was formally trained in Graphic Design at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. During that period, he also worked for guitar manufacturing company Ernie Ball, as an illustrator and designer. His works during that time garnered him several awards, from such notable publications as Communication Arts and Print Magazine. During this time, he was also a publisher of a 'zine focused on intelligent dance music.
His images have been remarked upon for their juxtaposition of cuteness with the macabre. His paintings and illustrations are noted for bringing together influences as diverse as Mark Rothko and Sanrio. His work stems from the intolerance he suffered as a child growing up as a Chinese-American.
In an interview with Art Prostitute Magazine he stated that he is influenced by his contemporaries utilizing strong illustrative elements. He mentioned Chiho Aoshima, Marcel Dzama, Jeremy Fish, Camille Rose Garcia, Barry McGee, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Mark Ryden, and Ralph Steadman.
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