In China, many people think contemporary artworks are abstract, and the others are traditional. In their opinion, if the artwork is hard to understand, then it is modern, otherwise it is ordinary style. I totally do not agree. I try to express contemporary artwork via elements from traditional culture and create the modern from the old. 

PLEASE NOTE: This piece will ship rolled in a tube. Images show what the artwork will look like once stretched.

- Yuan Hua Jia

Power of Together

Acrylic, oil on unstretched canvas
Finished edges

Signed on front

47.2" h x 35.4" w x 1.3" d
6 lbs. 9 oz.



Yuan Hua Jia
Beijing, China

Getting to Know Yuan Hua

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.