Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ticko Liu (b. 1996) is a contemporary artist with noted interest in the genre of landscape painting. As if mapping the traces of his past, Liu uses bright colours and familiar scenes, interspersed with wavy, bright lines, to reflect on the city and his childhood. By rejecting fixed perspective, pictorial elements such as flames, clouds, and plants are distributed across the painterly plane and serve as salient metaphors for mutable futures and a decay of material life.
Liu received a B.F.A in Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. His work has been exhibited in 10 Chancery Lane, Sovereign Art Foundation, and Tai Kwun, amongst others. He has also participated in art fairs such as Art Central, Fine Art Asia, Affordable Art Fair, and Ink Asia. He won the Sovereign Art Foundation Student Prize in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize in 2020. Earlier this year, he presented his work with Square Street Gallery’s booth at Art Central. His work is in numerous collections, including the Yuz Foundation.