‘This is My Life Now’ by David Chung
Artist: David ‘The Chung!!’ Chung
Title: ‘This is My Life Now’
Medium: Acrylic on Wood
Dimensions: 8” x 8”
Year of Creation: 2017
About the Artwork:
” ‘This is My Life Now’ was the first painting I’ve been able to create for myself since my wife was pregnant with my son. Attempting to balance my job and family life, all while taking care of myself revealed itself to be harder than I had expected. Earlier today I had this carefully worded description of this piece worked out in my brain, ready to be typed up. But as any new parent can tell you, you’re not allowed to do anything you want to do. EVER!!! So, to make this description as brief as possible before I’m summoned to tend to a crying baby again; this is my life now…
…until I make a run to the gas station for some cigarettes and lottery tickets.” – David Chung
About the Artist:
David “The Chung!!” Chung’s relatable body of work revolves around the recognition and acceptance of ourselves and our complex human emotions. Occasionally placed in unfortunate and/or awkward scenarios, The Chung!!’s colorful and expressive menagerie of characters are a study of his own personal day to day life. Packed with humor and heart, his work helps remind us to stop taking life so seriously and take a moment to step back and laugh at what is essentially ourselves.
Although born in Albany, New York, David spent the majority of his early childhood in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The remainder of his youth was spent in Upstate New York where he graduated from high school. After attending the University at Buffalo for 2 years, he eventually transferred and graduated from the College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI) as an illustration major in 2006. David’s work has been featured in galleries around the world and he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, baby and dog. During the day, when he isn’t painting or working on designer toys, David works in the animation industry and is currently an Art Director at Dreamworks TV. He has worked on shows such as “Futurama”, “Robot and Monster”, “Clarence”, “Regular Show” and “Sanjay and Craig”.