Inside the Beijing art studio where rifles, hip hop, and Buddhism meet (ft. Huang Yulong)

Aug 01, 2018

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

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