Liz Mo

the narrative impressions from my works are often inspired by the hidden tension in daily lives

As a visual artist, I see art as a way to overcome my inner fear and a process of self-healing. The narrative impressions from my works are often inspired by the hidden tension in daily lives or imaginative situation that are hinting a subtle danger before it transforms to violence or other disruptive outcome.

In my creation, I like to keep a certain rawness by using ordinary materials such as pencil, charcoals, ink and paper. I found that simple tones such as black and white correspond more to what I want to achieve in my art, and to reflect a stronger visual impact for the audience.

Liz shares these 3 collections of artwork in ubudeco.

“Heaven is a place on Earth”

This series was made during the time my hometown went through a difficult period where smoke and tears became part of the usual. I cropped and enlarged sections from newspaper photographs and combined with the style of paintings in Song dynasty to create a different point of view towards the unusual usual.

“Where should I go?”

Inspired by Eiko Otake, a movement-based interdisciplinary artist, this series represents the uncertainties of the relationship between my spirit and my body/ my home / my city. Each piece reflects on one finger, but each of them carries individual thoughts and characteristics.

Love Affair

Love is fragile. Shall we dance until the day I die?

Artworks of Liz MO

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Fictional Diaries – I forgot somehow

From HKD599.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

Fictional Diaries – I forgot somehow (hand-signed edition)

From HKD2,499.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

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Fictional Diaries – It had been fun

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Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

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Fictional Diaries – It had been fun (hand-signed edition)

From HKD2,499.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

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Fictional Diaries – She left without a goodbye

From HKD599.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

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Fictional Diaries – She left without a goodbye (hand-signed edition)

From HKD2,499.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

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Fictional Diaries – The missing

From HKD599.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.

Fictional Diaries – The missing (hand-signed edition)

From HKD999.00

Milan Kundera said: “The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become”. When the truthfulness of life fade away, a man to be lighter than air and take leave of the earth and his earthly being. From the other end, the burden of life keeps pulling us back to the earth. These tensions dissociates our soul from the reality and the fiction world like a man drifting in the Dead Sea. A question comes to my mind, “Is realty ultimately leads us to the real and truthfulness or rather a collective speculation?”, and inspires me to create this series. My feelings associates to the scenery I see every night at the waterfront of Victoria Harbour: the strange faces overlapping with the shadow of the water, the gazes with a sense of distance and unpleasant, and are expressed and painted with engravings.

The creation uses single-printing instead of the traditional method of plural printmaking aiming to make each painting a unique existence. With the techniques of wipes, brushes and hand painting, it creates the uniqueness while capturing flash back of memory fragments of what I sees and hears in the waterfront of Victoria Habour, it retains the most truthful feeling and also to increase the randomness, fortuity and surprise. The scene imitates the way of storytelling of illustrations, creating a specious narrative atmosphere intertwined the images into an incomplete story in the ocean.