Wei Jia, was also born in Beijing. He studied Chinese traditional calligraphy, brushwork and painting in his native China. His work plays with the subtleties of positive and negative space found in traditional Chinese painting. He is fascinated by the texture and translucent expression of this work. The materials that he uses are a melding of east and west. He collages beautiful Chinese papers and paints onto canvas.
Wei Jia is greatly influenced by traditional Chinese calligraphy and western minimalist art. These dual fascinations evolved into the creation of his “Calligrapher paintings, a series of works which began with abstract Chinese symbols that became totally abstract forms.