Brilliant Ideas

Short arts docs focusing on individual contemporary artists from around the world.


Air Date: October 02, 2021 - 24:12
Japan's Chiharu Shiota is best known for her installations made of intricately woven yarn but her body of work is more diverse.
Air Date: August 18, 2021 - 24:12
Mark Bradford is an American artist from Los Angeles. Known for drawing on the urban environment, he uses what he finds around him as material for his multi-layered work.
Air Date: August 18, 2021 - 24:07
Inspired by artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Francisco Goya and William Blake, Bharti Kher weaves references to magical beasts, mythical monsters and allegorical tales into her multidisciplinary work.
Air Date: August 04, 2021 - 24:08
South Africa's Nicholas Hlobo is considered one of the country's brightest post-apartheid stars, famed for his sculptures that make use of unorthodox materials such as tires, leather and silk ribbons.
Air Date: April 27, 2021 - 24:06
London-based artist Haroon Mirza is at the forefront of sound and installation art. Each element of Haroon's work interacts and produces provocative sounds. Haroon explores profound themes of science, culture and religion.
Air Date: March 03, 2021 - 24:11
Bangladeshi born, but British raised artist, Rana Begum, is best known for her minimalist, abstract sculpture. All her work explores the principles of light, colour and form.
Air Date: January 08, 2020 - 24:09
Founded in 2001 by Toshiyuki Inoko, teamLab is a 400-strong Japanese digital art collective whose members include artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects and designers.
Air Date: January 08, 2020 - 24:07
Sopheap Pich is one of Cambodia's most exciting and internationally recognized artists. His instantly recognizable bamboo and rattan sculptures are shaping the South East Asian contemporary art world.
Air Date: January 02, 2020 - 24:08
Born in 1955 in Barcelona, Plensa is a renowned sculptor and public artist.
Air Date: December 19, 2019 - 24:08
British artist Maggi Hambling is best know for her intimate portraits, paintings of the sea and controversial public sculptures.
Air Date: October 09, 2019 - 24:07
One of British artist Luke Jerram's projects, ,Play me, I'm Yours,, involves placing pianos in public parks, at bus stops and in train stations for anyone to play and enjoy.
Air Date: October 09, 2019 - 24:12
Kader Attia is an activist artist. His politically charged work addresses complex global issues in symbolic and thought provoking ways.
Air Date: July 24, 2019 - 24:04
One of the world's most respected painters, Francesco was central to the art form's 1980s resurgence. Both figurative and abstract, his works explore the mysteries of human life.
Air Date: July 24, 2019 - 24:08
China's Cae Fei opts for a more modern take on expression, employing technology and new media rather than the traditional means of canvas and paint.
Air Date: April 24, 2019 - 24:06
Combining Iranian and American influences, Ali Banisadr is known for his intricate, abstract paintings.
Air Date: April 24, 2019 - 24:11
Explore the design and inspiration of Vietnamese artist Tiffany Chung's cartographic works as she draws upon her experiences as a refugee to depict the themes of conflict, migration and more.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 24:08
Chinese artist Sun Xun often depicts works exploring Chinese culture and history.
Air Date: March 27, 2019 - 24:07
Discover the story of one of the most well-known performance artists ever, Marina Abramovic.