2022-06-28

“Unique” brand painting by Hebei seventy day painter: taking fire as ink, endless changes

By yqqlm yqqlm

Shijiazhuang, June 28 (Ju Ningbo, Qin Anqi) jiashuchen, 72, is a “unique” painter in Xinle City, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. He does not use pen or paper to paint. When a small electric torch touches the wood, smoke rises and a beautiful pyrograph gradually appears.

“Unique” brand painting by Hebei seventy day painter: taking fire as ink, endless changes

Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

In the hands of Jia Shuchen, the seemingly ordinary soldering iron has become a “magic brush” of Ma Liang. He uses fire as ink and soldering iron as pen. Whether it is the magnificent freehand landscape or the vivid flowers in full bloom, he has endless changes in his hands.

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

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Jiashuchen is creating pyrography, photographed by wangchunguang

Pyrography, also known as “fire needle embroidery” and “fire stroke”, is an extremely precious rare painting in ancient China. In ancient times, pyrographic artists baked iron needles on oil lamps and ironed out branding marks on wood materials to paint. Uneven texture changes naturally occurred on the picture, which has a certain relief effect. The color is dark, light brown or even black. Later, the production process and tools were constantly innovated, from “oil lamp soldering” to “electric soldering”, replacing a single soldering pin or iron with a special electric soldering pen, which can be adjusted at will, so that this ancient creative method has unprecedented expressiveness.

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Jiashuchen is creating pyrography, photographed by wangchunguang

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

In 1994, Jia Shuchen began to create pyrography. After his retirement, he focused on it and continued to create a large number of exquisite pyrography works.

Compared with other painting arts, the production process of pyrography is more complicated. Pyrography not only has the techniques of Chinese painting such as hook, Le, dot, dye, wipe and line drawing, but also can burn out rich layers and colors, with a strong three-dimensional sense, which is very similar to brown sketch and lithograph. Therefore, pyrography can not only maintain the national style of traditional painting, but also achieve a rigorous realistic effect. With unique artistic charm, it gives people a simple and elegant artistic enjoyment with endless aftertaste.

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

“Pyrography on wooden handicrafts requires quite skilled skills. Once there are mistakes or defects, you will be busy in vain.” Jia Shuchen said that in his spare time, he would push the car to collect leftovers. In order to skillfully use various techniques of soldering pen, it is common for him to burn his hands.

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

While grasping the heat and strength, pyrography creation pays attention to “the intention comes first and the pen takes shape”. “You must master the strength and speed of your taste…” Jia Shuchen said that pyrography has become a part of his life in recent years, and he will create works with related themes every major festival.

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Pyrographic works created by Jia Shuchen photographed by wangchunguang

In the local area, Jia Shuchen’s pyrography works are very popular with art lovers. He is always invited to add a different artistic flavor to his new home or store. He is deeply interested in creating and indulging in the group of pictures, huge and exquisite leaflets. (end)