Liew Choong Ching was born in Pahang, Malaysia in 1973. He studied Fine Art at the Kuala Lumpur College of Art from 1992 to 1994. For over 10 years, Liew subject reflected his passion for Southeast Asia’s cultural traditions. Inspired by Malaysian & Balinese subjects, Liew has been focusing on portraits and scenes of traditional dance since. A martial arts lover, Liew was drawn to kickboxing. He began experimenting with how to depict the aesthetics of kickboxing, which led to his ground-breaking Shadow Boxing series in 2010. This series reflects the sparring of the human mind and externalizes the constant battle within ourselves.