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Boba

Type:Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper
Size:18 x 24 Inches
Release:May 04, 2016
Run of:200
Auth:This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Luke Chueh and 1xRUN.
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"The idea for this painting has been in my head for years now. I love puns and incorporating them into my paintings is one of my favorite things to do. I was basically waiting for the perfect show to feature the work, and they came around when Corey Helford Gallery had their "Pop-Eyeconic" group show.

I think this painting is especially poignant for me because it incorporates so many different aspects of my being. Star Wars if undeniably a big part of who I am. And like most kids my age, Boba Fett was a personal favorite. Boba Tea (or Bubble Tea) is something I can also be easily associate with through my Asian ethnicity. And the hoodie is my favorite article of clothing. The painting was sold at the show, and though I still have the original sketches and stuff around, I don't usually sell them unless there's an occasion, like a book release or something of the sort." - Luke Chueh
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ABOUT Luke Chueh:
Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Fresno, Luke Chueh (pronounced CHU) studied graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obipso where he earned a BS in Art & Design. He was then employed by the Ernie Ball Company, working in-house as designer/illustrator where he created several award winning designs and was featured in the design annuals of Communication Arts and Print Magazine.

In 2003, Chueh moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in design. However, a lack of employment opportunities left him resorting to painting as a way to keep busy. From there, he got his start showing in the Los Angeles underground art scene, specifically in the Cannibal Flower art shows. Since then Chueh has quickly worked his way up the ranks of the LA art scene, establishing himself as an artist not to be ignored. Employing minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy.

Chueh's work has been featured in galleries around the world, and some of his paintings have also been reinterpreted into vinyl toys.

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