Lost WorldYuan Hua Jia
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front
31.5 " h x 39.4 " w x 1.3 " d |5 lbs. 9 oz.
"The panda is regarded as the national treasure of China, and they are very well protected," explains Yuan Hua Jia. "Along with the pace of modernization, traditional culture is being forgotten and many, many old buildings have been destroyed and vanished. The traditional culture needs to be inherited and the old buildings should be well protected as we protect pandas. Here the game of Tetris represents the speed of modern architecture. Game over can be restarted but thousands of years of history and culture can never be rebuilt."
Before becoming an artist, Yuan Hua Jia worked as a computer programmer for many famous companies in China. After 15 years, Yuan needed a change, and fortuitously, happened to fall in love with an artist. “We paint together, learn from each other, and share the happiness that art brings to us.” At first Yuan was not sure what to paint, until an early morning walk through the ruins of a nearby hutong. One year earlier, there had been a venerably ancient courtyard, but on that day only a broken gate stood among the mass of rubble. Yuan’s heart was deeply touched with feelings of sadness. His work strives to tell the story of how rapid modernization is encroaching upon traditional Chinese culture.