Sunday, September 24th, 2017
Brilliant Ideas

Brilliant Ideas

Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered the globe to talk with these artists in their studios and exhibition points. Through intimate conversations we reveal their Brilliant Ideas.

Brilliant Ideas: Abdoulaye Konate

   Bloomberg series: Brilliant Ideas Bloomberg’s Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. We will feature top names and up-and-coming artists, the stars of tomorrow; painters, sculptors, digital, conceptual and performance artists, photographers, land and street artists. Bloomberg TV has covered ...

Brilliant Ideas: Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960. He shot to fame in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner Prize, collecting the award wearing a lilac baby doll dress and red pumps. He is best known for his ceramic vases. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England. She is one of the most original and inventive artists working in Britain today. Her wide-ranging practice, mainly in sculpture and installation, is rich with literary and visual allusions. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Michael Joo

Michael was born in Ithaca, New York in 1966. Michael works in a range of media - painting, sculpture, video, installation and drawing. He is one of the most versatile and genre-defying artists working in the USA today. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Yinka Shonibare

Born 1962 in London, Yinka grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. He returned to study Fine Art in London, where he lives and work. Yinka explores big ideas - Empire, globalisation, money, war, race and class - with wit and exuberant colour. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Mariko Mori

Born in Tokyo in 1967, Mariko Mori burst onto the art scene in the 1990s. She has won international acclaim for her innovative multimedia works. Her early work mixed Japanese pop culture and manga imagery with high tech architecture and futuristic costumes. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Luke Jerram

Born in 1974, based in Bristol, UK. Luke Jerram creates sculptures, installations and large-scale public engagement artworks. Most recently his giant installation ‘Park and Slide’ in Bristol brought vast crowds to watch and take part. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Danny Lane

Danny Lane was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1955. He moved to Maine in 1975 to study with Patrick Reyntiens, an artist working in stained glass. He moved to the UK in the 1980s and is based in west London. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Bharti Kher

Born in 1969 in London, Bharti moved to New Delhi in the early 1990s. Her work explores questions about contemporary life, class and consumerism in modern day India. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Francesco Clemente

Born in 1952, Naples, Francesco is one of the most highly regarded painters in the world. He was central to the resurgence of painting in the 1980s. He has frequently worked in India, inspired by the country’s contemplative traditions. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ellen Gallagher

Born in 1965, Ellen Gallagher burst onto the art scene in the mid-1990s. Ellen’s Irish and African-American origins have shaped the texture and subject matter of her work. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Jaume Plensa

Born in 1955 in Barcelona, Jaume is an internationally acclaimed sculptor. The culture, streets and architecture of the Catalan capital have been a constant source of inspiration. He is best known for spectacular, figurative sculptures - often for public settings. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Subodh Gupta

Born 1964 in Khagaul, Bihar, India. Subodh is a one of the most exciting, internationally renowned artists in India. He lives and works in New Delhi. He is best known for using commonplace objects in stunning and thought-provoking sculptures. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Abraham Cruzvillegas

Born in 1968 in Mexico City, Abraham is a conceptual artist – best known for his work with found objects such as old furniture, wood, bottles, plastic, hair and feathers. He creates his work under the title autoconstrucción - or self-construction. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Theaster Gates

Born in Chicago in 1973, Theaster Gates is now one of the most talked about artists in the world. He is a visual artist, social activist, urban planner, musical performer and teacher. He is Professor in the Dept. of Visual Art at the University of Chicago. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Xu Bing

Born in 1955 in Chongqing, China, Xu Bing is regarded as one of the heavyweights of Chinese contemporary art. Working in a wide range of media, Xu creates installations that question the idea of communicating meaning through language, demonstrating how both meanings and written words can be easily manipulated. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Lee Bul

Born in 1964 in Seoul, South Korea, Lee Bul is considered one of the leading Korean artists of her generation. Displaying virtuosity across a wide range of media - from drawing and performance to sculpture, painting, installation and video. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Simon Denny

Born in 1982 in Auckland, and based in Berlin, Simon Denny is widely recognised as one of most innovative young artists on the contemporary art scene. His intelligent, challenging work explores digital technology, corporate culture and state power. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Zhang Huan

Born in 1965 in China’s rural Henan Province, Zhang Huan was part of Beijing’s East Village community in the 1990s, during which he produced several performance pieces that would eventually mark him as a critical - and influential - figure in the history of contemporary art in China. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Diana Thater

Born in 1962 in San Francisco, Diana has been a pioneering creator of video, film and installation art over the past 25 years. Her work explores the relationship between humans, animals, and ecosystems. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Conrad Shawcross

Born in London in 1977, Conrad is a leading British sculptor. His work lies on the border between engineering, geometry, physics and metaphysics, art and science. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1972, and is now based in New York. She works in a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. ...

Brilliant Ideas: NS Harsha

Born in 1969, NS Harsha lives and works in Mysore, India. He is one of the leading artists of his generation. Drawing on a broad spectrum of Indian painting traditions, miniature painting, popular arts and western art, he creates luminous works that reflect on the modern world. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Heri Dono

Heri Dono was born in 1960 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is one of Indonesia’s best known contemporary artists. Heavily influenced by Javanese “wayang” theatre, comic books and animation, Heri’s works are characterized by his penchant for the fantastical and the absurd, populated by astonishing characters and strange juxtapositions. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ali Banisadr

Born in 1976 in Tehran, Ali Banisadr moved to America when he was a child. His works are influenced by his experiences as a refugee from the Iran-Iraq war and his approach to abstraction mixes memory, nostalgia and violence. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Ahn Kyuchul

Born in 1955, Ahn Kyuchul is a Korean sculpture and installation artist, writer and teacher. He has taken a different path to the circle of Korean sculptors who mainly work on decorative art and monumental sculptures, preferring instead to work with mundane objects like the hammer, the door, the table. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Marina Abramovic

Pioneer of Performance Art, Marina Abramović is one of the most acclaimed, remarkable and influential contemporary artists in the world today. Born in Belgrade in 1946, she pushes the boundaries of both body and mind in works such as the now-legendary ‘Rhythm 0’. ...

Brilliant Ideas: U-Ram Choe

U-Ram Choe was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. Life and movement have always been a part of U-ram’s work – from his early, rudimentary scuttling boxes, to the highly ornate metallic “organisms” that currently dominate his output, and for which he is best-known. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Michael Craig Martin

Michael Craig-Martin has always been a radical. In the 60’s & 70’s he was at the vanguard of conceptual art in Britain. In the 80’s and 90’s he nurtured a whole generation of rebellious young artists known as “Y-B-A’s”, he went on to change the face of contemporary art. ...

Brilliant Ideas: KAWS

KAWS, real name Brian Donnelly, is considered one of the relevant artists of his generation. Born 1974 in New Jersey and now based in Brooklyn, his instantly recognisable aesthetic has attracted a devoted following of fans all over the world. ...

Brilliant Ideas: Cai Guo-Qiang

Gun powder is Cai Guo Qiang’s calling card, as the artist behind the fireworks displays of the Beijing Olympics, having also won the coveted Golden Lion award at the Venice Bienale, Cai Guo-Qiang stands today as a bona-fide rock-star in the world of arts. ...