One on One
The Brazilian artist shares the inspiration for his cutting-edge pieces and techniques.
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2010 13:43 GMT

Brazilian artist Tunga is recognised around the world for his cutting-edge techniques and diverse variety of media.

From drawings and sculptures to films and poetry, his works tell stories that capture the interest of communities worldwide.

He says, "I don't think there must be a limitation to art, but if you need to say something you have to say it for being understood in a certain way."

Speaking through art of various styles is his way of communicating with diverse mixes of people.

In his discussion with Riz Khan, Tunga describes the artistic influences of not only his extended family and their forced escape to Chile, but also the influence of Brazil's ethnic diversity and globalisation today.        

This episode of One on One can be seen from Saturday, July 3, at the following times GMT: Saturday: 0030, 1630; Sunday: 0430, 2330; Monday: 0300, 1230.

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