Mixed media, sculptural forms and symbolism are the main features of Mak Lai Ching’s practice. She is interested in the theme of personal memory using story-based content. Inspired by daily life and her own experience, she looks to further explore the surrounding world. Art is a way for Mak to release herself. At the same time, creating a resonance with the audience is one of her main concerns because she believes that art is not a private production and art possesses an unexplainable strength on others. She wants to probe discussions on social issues such as sexual orientation and phenomenons such as luxurious marriage. Mak is sensitive in her expression of the human psyche through different materials. She often employs fabric, clay and thread when portraying childish and primitive emotions. Her work maintains a quality of naiveness and unfinished-ness as she likes to hand-made the work herself. The awkward and clumsy visual result is a testimony of the tool she uses. The reason for preserving such qualities is that she would like the audience to appreciate the beauty of imperfection as we are living in a society that is heavily competitive, and no “perfection” is perfect enough.
I grow up in a narrow space, at the same time, I am often disturbed by light and sound during the daily routine. I transform the imagination of hiding into a self-protection space of my desire.