Wei Jia
Chinese, born 1957
Selected exhibitions
TAG TheArtGallery at Wopart Lugano,
TAG TheArtGallery
WopAsian - Tribute to Scholars,
TAG TheArtGallery
Cursive Script, Color, and Collage: The Art of Wei Jia,
NanHai Art

Wei Jia’s artistic practice draws on Chinese cultural history and China’s relationship with nature and craft. The influence of Abstract Expressionism and traditional Chinese calligraphy come together through a multistep process of tearing, mounting, and painting with Chinese handmade paper, gouache, and ink. Jia lets the materials guide his works, giving the impression of free-flowing artistic creation. Wei Jia creates work that is both abstract and structural, with rhythm and line working in harmony.