Huang Yu Long 黄玉龙
1983 | China
Huang Yu Long is best known for his sculptures of faceless Laughing Buddha in hoodies, which portrays an exchange of Eastern tradition and Western contemporary style. Huang’s faceless Buddha sculpture is transformed into a break-dancer who wears crystal gloves and shiny decoration or poses hip-pop gestures. Sometimes the sculpture looks like a child. It is a symbol to keep reminding Huang himself to be a dream maker in his art.
Huang was born in 1983. Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art in the Sculpture Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. Huang is an emerging Chinese artist who has participated in several important exhibitions; for instance, 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, an American magazine for Pop culture.