Cai Guo-Qiang is a living icon; an Old Master of our time. Best known for distilling terror into beauty through his pioneering firework events and explosion paintings, Cai brought gunpowder to the summit of the contemporary art world. His prolific output over the past three decades, including solo shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, has carved his place defiantly into the future canon of art history.

Cinematography: Drew English

Director: Joppe Rog

Production Company: Present Plus