Like historical relics, the inheritance of intangible cultural heritage, is also really worrying. As a representative of traditional crafts, exquisite craft of Chinese classical furniture is few and far between in today's market. Craft was replaced by machines. Is that still classical furniture? 

I created this piece through knife carving on wet oil, and the plum blossoms were done with a paintbrush.

The plum blossom falling down to the ground is the symbol of a vanishing traditional culture, and the chair is the symbol of intangible cultural heritage.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Yuan Hua Jia

Inherit No. 2

Oil painting on unstretched canvas

Signed on front

19.7" h x 19.7" w x 1.3" d
5 lbs. 8 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.