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NEW YORK

Wei Jia

China Fine Art

by CHRIS MOYLAN

WEI JIACalligrapher No. 35 - Zhang Xu III, 2004.• Gouache, pastel and xuan paper collage on canvas.• 52" x 52”.

The visual excitement of Chinese ideograms has long fascinated Western artists and writers who understand them within the context of their own art practice and culture. In the work of Wei Jia, this appropriation is reversed, with Western abstraction subordinated to Chinese calligraphic practice and aesthetics. A 1984 graduate of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and Bloomsburg University in…

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