Cul­ture: New gen­er­a­tion keeps tra­di­tional ‘fire’ art alive

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

Py­rog­ra­phy is the art of dec­o­rat­ing wood or other ma­te­ri­als with burn marks re­sult­ing from the con­trolled ap­pli­ca­tion of a heated ob­ject such as a poker. Li Yan­jie has opened the only py­rog­ra­phy art shop in Zhengzhou, He­nan prov­ince. Li works with home dec­o­ra­tion com­pa­nies to chal­lenge the idea that py­rog­ra­phy is only for small ob­jects such as chop­sticks. He also lends a more mod­ern aes­thetic to his works and uses dif­fer­ent col­ors to re­place the tra­di­tional hues of black, white and gray.

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