China News Service, Beijing, August 7th (Reporter Ying Ni) "Cooperation with the Ancients" He Yupeng Mani Stone Carvings rubbing exhibition opened in Beijing a few days ago, exhibiting more than 30 pieces of rubbing artworks recently produced and created by artist He Yupeng.

  Transcription technique is a very attractive intangible cultural heritage, which integrates epigraphy, archaeology and fine arts.

Mani stone carving rubbings are a distinctive branch of this intangible cultural heritage art. They are made in the natural form of slate and stone, and use a knife and axe to compose the shape. It is simple, vigorous and vivid. The stone endowed with fresh vitality.

Photo courtesy of the artist at the exhibition site

  As an artist who is well versed in it, He Yupeng interprets the ancients with the aesthetics of modern people. Through continuous exploration, he combines traditional rubbing techniques to transform the Mani stone carving from three-dimensional to two-dimensional, and from the two-dimensional vision to present a rich three-dimensional effect. In order to achieve "cooperation with the ancients".

  He Yupeng was born in Beijing. His father, He Jimin, was an expert on ancient construction of the Forbidden City. Based on his family tradition, he was immersed in Chinese traditional culture since childhood.

He Yupeng is currently the deputy director of the National Artwork Special Committee of the China Collectors Association. He has studied painting and Tibetan studies under the tutelage of Ye Xingsheng, a famous calligrapher, painter and collector.

Photo courtesy of He Yupeng in the process of creation

  The materials for this exhibition are derived from the ancient Mani stone slabs collected by Ye Xingsheng. He hopes that his disciples will use this to spread traditional Chinese culture and inherit intangible cultural heritage art.

He Yupeng said: "rubbing and printing are completely two concepts. Printing is the same as printing 100 sheets, while rubbing is 100 sheets, and there are 100 different feelings. Each creation incorporates the author's different emotions and feelings, so Although the stone slabs look the same in appearance, the works presented are different."

  The exhibition is directed by the Beijing Urban Development Research Institute and the Beijing Cultural Protection Association, and hosted by the Ye Xingsheng Painting Institute of the China Tibetology Research Center. It will last until August 25.