Moniker Art Fair 2012 October 11 - 14 Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ Project Space: Head Spaces, presented by Shea&Ziegler
Shea&Ziegler return to Moniker Art Fair this October to welcome Californian’s Pop Surrealist artist Luke Chueh for his premier European appearance. Chueh will present an all-new collection of paintings that fully demonstrate his unique influences and trademark processes. These collective works form part of his new series ‘Head Spaces’, which features Chueh’s trademark characters in typically playful yet dark scenarios.
Chueh will also be presenting his ‘Template Series’, set to be completed throughout the course of Moniker Art Fair. Working from outlines of his much-loved rabbit and bear characters Chueh will create a range of paintings inspired by his London surroundings, as well as collaborating with Moniker audience members and exhibiting artists on a number of fresh works.
Events: Introduction to Luke Chueh Monday 8 October / 7pm / Shoreditch House Shea&Ziegler and Moniker Projects in conjunction with Shoreditch House will be hosting an evening with Luke Chueh. In an intimate environment, Chueh will giving a live demonstration of his template series and signing his new book ‘Bearing the Unbearable.' This is a private event with very limited seating. Email Tina@Shea-ziegler.com.
Luke Chueh ‘Bearing the Unbearable’ book signing Saturday 13 October / 1pm / Direct from Luke Chueh Project Space Chueh will be in attendance to celebrate his UK release of his first monograph, ‘Bearing the Unbearable,’ a compilation of Chueh’s witty paintings, morbid humour and iconic characters.
Luke Chueh ‘Face Paint’ limited edition screen print release Saturday 13 October / 3pm / Direct from Jealous Print Studios workshop A live handpulled four colour screen print will be released at Moniker Art Fair. Chueh will be hand finishing the edition in person at the fair.
About Luke Chueh: Born in Philadelphia and raised in California, Luke Chueh (pronounced CHU) studied graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, where he earned a BA in art and design. Since 2003 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 seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations, Chueh stylistically balances cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Chueh's orginal paintings and designer vinyl toys have become collectable the world over. More information: www.lukechueh.com