This piece of original artwork comes ready to hang.
Inner State Gallery is proud to announce Damaged Goods an expansive exhibition by prolific new contemporary multi-media artist Luke Chueh. This entirely new body of work will feature a gallery wide takeover, opening to the public on Friday, April 22nd in Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market. After working with Inner State Gallery’s fine art publisher 1xRUN since their inception in 2011, Chueh has watched the company become one of the contemporary art world’s most prolific, with nearly 1500 releases and counting.
“For many years, I've had the pleasure of working with 1xRUN, and I've seen them grow and diversify. For this show, I want to create an exhibition that I could only pull off with Inner State & 1xRUN. In order to do that I took full advantage of the tools and technology that they have in their on site studio. From silkscreen reproduction, to hand-embellished prints, to laser cut editions, this show will truly push the boundary of the kind of artwork I've created and explore the merging of art and commerce.” - Luke Chueh
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
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.
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