What do you get when you live in China, but have your art shaped by American culture and media? The answer: a mix of Buddhism, hip hop, and guns.
Meet Huang Yulong, named one of COMPLEX’s “25 Contemporary Chinese Artists You Need to Know” in 2013. He is an international sculptor based in Beijing and took us around his studio to show us how he combines everything from gun violence to hip hop movies, with Chinese Buddhism and symbolism to create a unique style of sculptures.
Written and voiceover by: Dolly Li
Featuring: Huang Yulong
Produced by: Dolly Li, Timmy Shen, and George Zhi Zhao
Shot by: Timmy Shen and George Zhi Zhao
Edited by: George Zhi Zhao
Mastered by: Victor Peña