Huang Yulong was born in 1983 in Anhui Province, China. In 2007, he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Sculpture Department of the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jiangxi province, China.
He works in a variety of media ranging from traditional porcelain, bronze, and glass.
Huang Yulong’s oeuvre of work combines Eastern tradition and symbolism with the aesthetics of hip-hop. Such cultural mash-ups confront the serenity and purity of traditional Chinese images, updating and urbanizing them to reflect China’s rapid transition from what was once insular and isolated society to its current internationally competitive, evolving and forward-looking state.
Huang Yulong’s enthusiasm for hip-hop has been driving his artistic career for almost a decade. Fascinated with its free, passionate and rebellious attitude, he uses his sculptural work as a channel to express the magnitude of emotions that overtakes him when he listens to rap or dances to hip-hop music. Hip-hop is not something that he does; hip-hop is something he lives, whereas art is a parallel world that serves as an attachment to his lifestyle.