Be My Side series is considered as one of important works of Huang Yulong. The series represents the artist himself and it also summarises the artist’s concept to transform hip-pop culture into a fine art subject.
The concept of Be My Side is resonance and connection. Be My Side took Huang Yu Long half year to shape the concept. During six months, while he was struggling with ideas of new sculpture, he sat alone on a bench, and suddenly he realized he became his signature hip-pop faceless figure.
“I always want to find the intersection between different cultures and integrate them in a proper way to show people what I see and feel. “
As an artist focuses on hip-pop and street art, Huang Yulong feels he cannot fit in mainstream art circles in Beijing. He does not expect his sculptures would raise attentions from art academics, critics or curators. He decides to follow his beliefs in making sculptures and looks for the public who has sonorous tones with his sculptures. Huang Yulong believes every great art piece is to highlight an artist’ consciousness rather than an artist’s art skills. Be My Side keeps an empty space on the bench besides the human figure sculpture. The human figure sculpture represents the artist himself. Huang Yulong would like to invite everyone to sit next to him and to join his art circle.
Born in 1983, Huang Yulong received Bachelor of Fine Art in the Sculpture Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. As an emerging Chinese artist, he has participated in several international exhibitions: Gwangju Biennale, Korea in 2013 and Shenzhen Biennale, Luohu Art Museum in 2018. He was selected “25 Contemporary Chinese Artists You Need to Know” by Complex.
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