麥麗晶
麥麗晶
MAK Lai Ching
Previous Works
MAK Lai Ching

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.

麥麗晶以混合媒體、雕塑及象徵作為個人創作特色。她受日常生活和自身的經驗啟發,常以個人回憶和故事作為創作基礎,探索周遭的事物。

藝術創作對於她來說是一種釋放自己的途徑。同時,她亦以引起觀眾共鳴作為創作目標,希望透過作品引發對社會的討論。 麥麗晶常以紡織物、黏土及針線等柔軟物料進行手工創作,因而營造出一種孩子氣、笨拙的風格。

她認為手工製作的笨拙感反而能在競爭激烈的社會中帶來一點緩衝——在競爭社會之下,沒有完美是足夠完美的。

Protection

2017

Feather, light clay, mixed media

125 × 100 cm

We usually cover our fragile side by building a tough appearance. That was the time I faced one of the important life stages, I worried and depressed but I pretended everything’s alright. Take a look of the dense pothole inside, you’ll feel what I feel.

Marriage. Certificate.

2018

Fabric, feather, acrylic, needle and thread

Size variable

Marriage is about two people who love each other and then they decided to have the official identification. The former is the indispensable part and the latter is just an object. Marriage and divorce are both common nowadays, the raising concern of sexual orientation is also related to the marriage issue. Based on my observation, the paper object may not be the final guarantee of a true relationship.

Fading

2018

Digital print mounted on acrylic box

Set of 3: 20.5 × 20.5 × 15.5 cm

I grow up in a ‘Twin Tower’ type public housing estate that was built in the 1970s. The design looks like two hollow squares joined together, the doors facing the square’s inside that people can greet each other easily. In the past, we played around the building and shared our toys with the neighbors. Nowadays, such intimacy rarely exists. It only remains a bit at the upper level.

You thought

2018

Fabric, light clay, acrylic, thread

Size variable

We usually judge a man from the very first impression with subjective fantasy. The presumption and stereotype could affect the distance before knowing each other. In fact, we are all the same if without out the distinctive features. Just as it is a painting, but you may judge it as a sculpture.

It’s Simple

2018

Fabric, cotton, embroidery

25 × 16 cm

Love is the simple element of a true relationship no matter in what type. It’s two souls encounter each other until the time gone.