Ling Liu is based in Yokohama and is part of Launch Pad Gallery. She studied printmaking in San Francisco. In this interview, Ling talks about her work and the emotional process and sometimes unpredictable nature of printmaking.
Do you have a favourite color or color palette?
Teal and Purple.
Do you have a favourite artist?
Explain your work in up to 40 words.
Transferring the images of my primitive emotions that pop up in my mind but no words in any language can describe them for me.
How do you know if an idea needs is working, needs revision or needs to be abandoned?
I go by my gut feeling.
How long have you been working in the medium used for your work for In The Details?
I’ve been a fine art printmaker since 1997. Working mainly in Monotype since 2006.
What do you like about this medium and what are its challenges?
I enjoy printmaking’s unpredictable nature. You don’t know the result till you print the image on to a paper no matter how hard you work on the plates. The moment of pulling is suspenseful but when the image turns out good, it makes me super happy.