Lau, Chi Chung
You Are Not Alone
Living In The Moment
What Doesn’s Kill You Makes You Stronger
Illustration (Archival print)
120 x 90cm
Lau Chi Chung graduated from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, in Interior Design. He has more than 10 years of experience in art direction in TV advertising and production, and in the creative industries. He was also a part-time guest lecturer for the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2014 to 2017. He ran a “Old Text Books showroom” in 2015 in the form of a district museum to share with members of the public old and cherished Hong Kong stories. Lau has been actively developing a creative career since 2000. His works, from independent short films in the past to creative photography over the last 10 years or so, have been chosen for exhibitions in Japan, South Korea, Canada and Thailand. His photography series “Landscaped Artifacts” (2013) led him to win the New Photography Artist Prize at the Lianzhou Foto Festival.
I’ve been collecting old textbooks for over a decade. When I read the textbooks again, I found the contents and the illustrations fascinating which I never did when I read them as a student. Whatever the scenarios and values shown in the book, sometimes they don’t quite reflect the real situations in life. These illustrations are inspired from different old textbooks in my collection.