Wei Jia was born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1975. He graduated from the high school afiliated to the Si- chuan Fine Arts Institute in 1995. In 2002 he gradu- ated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a postgraduate degree equivalent to a master's degree. Though Wei Jia's paintings still retain the features of youth paintings, he has begun to enter into a new ield of artistic expression, post-youth painting. In his works, Wei has frequently used the reality and sur- reality of daily life as two motifs. His recent works display his conscious efforts to integrate the image characteristics of literati painting and the spiritual verve of a religious self-perception. Of course what Wei really wants to express in his works is just a quasi-religious experience, not religious theme. The self image of the post -1970s generation of artists of China presents a "void" state, which typically is relected in Wei's recent works. This is primarily due to the fact that the post -1970s generation of artists of China have unintentionally been given a mission of "emptying", that is, to completely empty the historic impact of past self and art on artists.