Following in a long line of Sanrio themed group shows, the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show opened last month at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Drawing on the talents of a large roster of artists, the exhibition features a varied selection of artwork inspired by the famous bowed feline. Participants: Gary Baseman, Andrew Brandou, Tara Mcpherson, Simone (Tokidoki) Legno, Kukula (Nataly Abramovitch), Luke Chueh, Buff Monster, Sarah Folkman, Brandi Milne, Amy Sol, Paul Frank, Nate Frizzell, Eric Joyner, D*Face, Mike Stilkey, Risk, Kazuki Takamatsu, […]
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It’s been a long while since our last Streets World Roundup but we felt like sharing so here’s a look at some recent street art. Headlining things is this clever series of handpainted sequential billboard takeovers from Mobstr (interviewed). Not sure where these pieces are located, but presumably in the UK somewhere. Wherever they are, the text-based work is a prime example of his wittiness, talent for placement, and minimalistic aesthetic. Other public art that caught our eyes last month include pieces from JR (Germany), AlfAlfA (Spain), Andrew […]
This past weekend at Corey Helford Gallery, Luke Chueh (interviewed) opened his first major Los Angeles show in over three years. ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED is a collection of 24 paintings which showcases themes such as Luke’s love of Asian mythology (including a series of rabbit on the moon pieces – explained here, here, and here) and pop culture. Chueh elaborates further on the new body of work – “When I started painting with my characters, I admittedly felt bad for them. It was like I was God, […]
Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) first major show in Los Angeles in over three years will be opening a little over a week from now on September 8th at Corey Helford Gallery. Entitled ANTHROPOMORPHUCKED, the new exhibition will be his most eclectic to date as the locally-based artist has had time to prepare some pieces that have been on his mind for some time now. Along with some of the expected painful situations he puts his cartoonish animal characters in, Chueh also explores some more personal, cultural, and conceptual […]
Continuing to create art figures, something his character-based work seems suited for, Luke Chueh (interviewed) recently released a 5 inch “Wannabe” Flocked Dunny. Reprising Kidrobot’s most iconic platform toy, the Los Angeles-based artist reworked the sculpt into a version of his famous “possessed” bear with knife. Mixing the cute with the macabre with Chueh’s signature dark humor, the dunny comes in a generous edition of 1500 and can be purchased here for $55. Discuss Luke Chueh here.
After seeing the 4 foot version of this figure back in 2015, the vinyl version of Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) Bruised Lee figure is now available for purchase. Created as a sculptural rendition of his It Takes More Than A Jumpsuit (And Nunchakus) painting, the 6.3″ high art toy available through VTSS Toys for $100 shipped worldwide and is limited to a run of 500. Combining the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bear with Bruce Lee’s classic yellow jumpsuit from movie, The Game of Death, the first figure offered is the unbruised version […]
1xRun has just released a new limited edition from Luke Chueh (interviewed) entitled Wish You Were Here, a homage to the Pink Floyd classic. Priced at $85, produced in a run of 100, and sized at 12″ x 12″, each print comes uniquely hand-torch as well as signed and numbered by Chueh. He further explains – “To me, the painting illustrates the sadistic relationship I have with my characters. I imagine the bear thinking of me – ‘Wish You Were here, on fire, you sadistic son of […]
Luke Chueh (interviewed) has recently started a Kickstarter with Munky King to create one minute shorts of some of his most iconic paintings. With the expertise of Tiny Giants, the Los Angeles-based artist’s world will expand as stories can be told centered around how his characters ended up in the situations they did (see an example below of his Target painting). Entitled Grief Encounters, the animated series can be supported by going to kickstarter here, with many goodies from Chueh going to those who invest in the different tiers […]
A couple weeks ago in Manila at Secret Fresh Gallery, Luke Chueh (interviewed) successfully opened his first solo show in the Philippines. Entitled Blood On My Hands, the work on display included paintings, customized sculptural pieces of various sizes, limited edition releases, as well as toys. Fans of his work will probably recognize the title as referring to the oftentimes blood soaked paws of his iconic sad bear character, an extension of the Los Angeles-based artist himself. Chueh further explains – “Blood On My Hands is my debut […]
This Saturday (February 25th, 5-9pm), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be releasing the OxyContin 20Mg variant of The Prisoner figure based on one of his paintings. The pink version features one of the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bears sitting entrapped in a pill bottle (just like his Vicodin edition). Those attending can expect drinks, music, food, giveaways, as well as a associated print release. Discuss Luke Chueh here.