About This Designer Collectible Toy
If you’re sensing some bearanormal activity in your area, it might be thanks to the limited edition Ghostbear Unruly Variant Designer Collectible Toy by artist Luke Chueh! This phantasmal little bear is sure to lift your spirits wherever he haunts your home.
Artist Statement: "I wish I had more rationale for Ghostbear, but he's easy to draw and I'm kinda lazy." - Luke Chueh
Artist Bio: Born in Philadelphia, but raised in Fresno, Luke Chueh (pronounced CHU) studied graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where he earned a BS in Art & Design (Graphic Design concentration). He was 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. Meanwhile, he also created, produced, wrote, designed, edited, and published "E.X.P.", a 'zine dedicated to the "Intelligent Dance Music (IDM)" genre.
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 (a hobby he picked up while attending Cal Poly). He got his start when the Los Angeles underground art show, Cannibal Flower, invited him to show at their monthly events. 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 seemingly 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.