Wei Jia, ‘No. 11119’, 2011, NanHai Art

About Wei Jia

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.

Chinese, b. 1957, Beijing, China, based in New York, NY, United States and Beijing, China