Boy Looking for Balance in the Sun by Jia Aili. Gagosian. NYC

Jia Aili Boy Looking for Balance in the Sun, 2021 Oil on linen 39 3/8 × 31 1/2 inches (100 × 80 cm) $350,000
Jia Aili Boy Looking for Balance in the Sun, 2021 Oil on linen 39 3/8 × 31 1/2 inches (100 × 80 cm) $350,000

In Jia Aili’s new work, Boy Looking for Balance in the Sun, multiple structural relationships are suspended within a single image. Jostling against each other, Jia’s abstract surfaces and anonymous figures gesture toward a new internal realm where traditional perspective is replaced with a timeless panoramic view—a futuristic landscape of grafted, inchoate memories, an apocalyptic world somehow still bright with hope.

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