LIU Tsz Ying


LIU Tsz Ying, Grace is a curious person who enjoys independently roaming different areas and disciplines in search for new discoveries which she may utilise for her projects. This attitude of hers also articulates in her creative practice in which she continuously explores new media and techniques across the boundaries between design and arts.

More recently, Grace became interested in applying creative work to life itself by experimentally combining artistic expression with found objects and typology. She enjoys stumbling on a random daily object and doing extensive research with creative approaches to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. According to her philosophy, daily life and art are best wholly entwined.



For nothing and vanity


Found objects, receipts with heat


Size variable 尺寸不定



我卻說:『我勞碌是徒然,我盡力是虛無虛空,然而我當得的理必在耶和華那裡,我的賞賜必在我神那裡。』-以賽亞書 49

For Nothing and Vanity is an installation made of found and (partially treated) shopping receipts. Living in Hong Kong, a heavily materialistic society, it is easy to get lost in consumerism and a luxurious lifestyle, escaping reality for a colourful, yet superficial life experience.

In response to my observations, I go back to simplicity, back to shades from black to white. The gradual change expresses a process. With the passage of time, words – like memories – will fade, things will get old. Life is a process of turning everything into white, and waiting for everything to disappear. Yet, subtle traces do remain; white comes in shades.

But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God.”- Isaiah 49:4