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Soft Candy Soft

Hand-finished series of 20 + 5APs + 2PPs, 2022
Acrylic paint and archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle museum etching paper

Signed and numbered by the artist on front

28.50 x 25.50 in
72.39 x 64.77 cm

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  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
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About the Work

Jia’s work celebrates a cast of recurring characters, many of which are derived from
popular culture influences as well as anthropomorphic objects and animals. Perhaps most notable is a Quentin Tarantino-esque bride—the protagonist in Jia’s rather cinematic universe, often depicted through fiercely energized expression and comedic examination.

The Bride as we know her contains a spirit of nonchalance and fearlessness. It is through her famously zany adventures that we have come to appreciate and love her. This new series, however, dives into the lesser-known side to The Bride’s journey—that of self improvement, reflection, and existentialism.

In conjunction with The Bride’s introspection is Jia’s own analysis of herself as a painter. Much like the spontaneous disposition of her characters, Jia has embraced the impromptu as evidenced in the many gestural marks seen in these works. Remodeling the relationship between line and color, Jia has sprinkled in clues that ultimately tell a larger story. Using painting as a visual narrative has always been the goal in building upon this universe of outlandish personalities. Even still, Jia relinquishes control of this medium in her process, leaving something to be revealed, even to the artist herself.

In Soft Candy Soft, our first collaboration with the artist, Jia hand-finished a series of 20 prints building a multitude of narratives from a singular foundation.

Artist Biography

Yirui Jia (b. 1997, China) is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Jia has held solo exhibitions at Bill Brady Gallery (Los Angeles), JUPITER (Miami Beach), LKIF Gallery (Seoul), and Gateway (Shanghai). Select group exhibitions include presentations at HERE Arts Center (New York), SVA (New York), LATITUDE (New York), Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), WerkStadt (Berlin), and Tree Art Museum (Beijing), among others. Jia received her MFA from SVA in 2022. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Authentication & Resale

Signed and numbered by the artist on front. This work is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing