Jia Youfu’s landscape paintings represent one of the most original and satisfying directions that traditional painting is taking in China today. In his works, Jia displays superb techniques of ink-accumulating, ink-splashing and ink-splitting, thus establishing an art form and personality unique to his own. These works, the outcome of his direct confrontations with nature, represent the forefront of Chinese landscape painting yet they belie his roots in the ancient tradition of Chinese landscape art. In the general art trend of the 21st century, Jia is undoubtedly a pioneer and representive.
The CIFA, the Lion Gallery in Taipei, the Municipal Council of Macau, the Yokohama Art Museum, the Kyoto National Museum For Contemporary Art, the Singapore Art Museum, Caves Art Center in Taiwan, and Tresors 97 have all held solo art exhibitions consecutively from 1986 to 1997 for Professor Jia. In recent years, his works have also graced major international auction houses such as Christie, Sotheby and China Guardian, and have been widely published all over the world.