Liu Wai Hang (Ticko) (b. 1996, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based visual artist.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts
from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019.
Ticko’s works have been widely exhibited, including Gallery Exit,
Square Street Gallery, JPS Gallery in Hong Kong / Japan and
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.
He has participated in renowned art fairs such as Art Central,
Fine Art Asia, Affordable Art Fair, and Ink Asia.
Ticko has received several awards, including winning
the Sovereign Art Foundation Student Prize in 2018 and
being shortlisted for the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize in 2020.
His artworks have been acquired by prestigious institutions
and private collections, notably the Yuz Foundation.
He lives and works in Hong Kong
他 2019 年於香港浸會大學畢業，獲得視覺藝術學士學位。
JPS畫廊(香港/日本)和德國柏林 Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien 藝術館。 曾參加Art Central、典亞藝博、Affordable Art Fair、
Ticko 曾獲得多個獎項，包括 2018 年贏得
Sovereign Art Foundation 學生獎，併入圍
Ticko's surrealistic paintings are collages of his myriad ideas, inspirations, images, and observations. A man of many interests, the artist recalls a childhood immersed in wild and boundless imaginations, expressed through the act of painting amidst a repressive environment.
Liu has a keen eye for observation, and his creations are inspired by various daily scenes, flora, and fauna in the natural world, the cinema, moving images, his collection of toy models, etc. All these are reimagined by the artist and rendered in bright colors and undulating lines on the canvas, presenting a fantasy space of every day that is nonetheless believable and relatable. By recording the small things around him, the artist tries to lead the viewer into his imaginary world.
Liu uses bright colors and familiar scenes to render the quotidian memories. As if mapping the traces of his past, the canvas is divided into blocks of color and is often interspersed with wavy, bright lines. a salient metaphor for mutable futures and the decay of material life.