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Wei Jia

The work was created in 2006. Initially, this painting was merely an experiment in the exploration of my own language. It is abstract, but not for the sake of being abstract. Instead, I think I was more concerned with abstracting internally an experience of living and life. This was done in order to destroy and construct an artistic language that is unique to myself. This work also covers the stress and confusion I had when I first arrived in Beijing. From the heavy texture to the multiple layerings, from the misery of solitude to the power of struggle, it was a diary of my life experiences.
Black scenery2006,200x300cm,Oil on canvas

Wei Jia

1983 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China; Now lives and works in Beijing
2006 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts
2009 Received Master Degree of Fine Arts from the Oil Painting Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts.

Solo exhibitions including “ECSTASY”, Zero Art Center, Beijing, China, 2016; “The Image of Light”, Tai Ming Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. 2015. Group exhibitions including Ivy Young Artists Project, Today Arts Gallery, Beijing, China and Nanjing International Biennial Artistic Exhibition of Youth, Jin Ling Gallery, Nanjing, China in 2015; and Art Beijing 2011, Beijing, China

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