Wei Jia was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Having graduated from the Print Making Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 1999, he currently teaches in the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and lives in Chongqing. During his studies in the Central Academy, he has already won several important awards in printmaking before shifting to oil painting as his focus. By fully expressing the immature feelings of youth, Wei Jia’s former work has become a favourite for the viewer, making him one of the representative contemporary Chinese artists born in the 1970s. His current work remains focused on one’s inner side.
As he grows older, it expands his vision to include his feelings with others and groups in society. Wei Jia’s paintings were packed with skilful techniques while a specific painting language, such as the sense of colour, exploited the feel of hand to express further prospects. They explore one’s spiritual side with subtle sentiments, attracting continuous attention from the viewer.