Juanli Jia is the leading figure of contemporary Chinese women artist. Since the end of 1980s, her paintings had received wide attention. She went abroad to study in France in 1996, since then she had been an active figure on the art scene of Paris.
Juan Jia is discovering and formulating in the wealth of raditional culture heritage, the terrains and encounters explicitly pertains to women, searching fro prior life’s reveries of delicacy, elegance and amusement, leaving out the distractions of fashionable colorant to pursue the tranquil and the timeless. In her paintings, we could identify the unique flavor of her formal language; we also see in them the feminine etiquette on the other side of historical records, and finally her obsession in the living conditions of women from the distant past. With the plaintive and gentle sentiment of her brush, she persistently renders the discreetness and the longing of women’s lives in the past. Therefore, to say Juanli Jia is engrossed in those ladies’ former lives, we might as well say that she is painting the fragmentary moments of her won reality in the present, Ultimately I thik her paintings point to the state of abandon of noble spirits, to envision once more the extraordinary refinements.