Daniel Buren | the artist
The artist Daniel Buren
Born March 25 1938, Boulonge-Billancourt Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris, .
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In a career spanning 40 years, Daniel Buren has created art in public spaces, written critical texts and collaborated with artists from different generations. His work is always site specific and characterised by its use of contrasting coloured vertical stripes, most notably Two Planes (1986) for the courtyard of the Palais Royal, Paris. In 2011 he created work for Turner Contemporary Margate and was honoured with a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou-Metz. For Frieze Talks, Buren speaks about his approach to his works complex relationship to the space in which it is presented…
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<p>In the latter half of the 1960’s, after studying painting, Daniel Buren began producing works by using striped cloth. This striped cloth, which Buren calls "a seeing tool," is a fabric that is widely sold in France. The width of the stripe is invariably 8.7 cm. In 1968, for example, Daniel Buren, without permission, put up 200 striped posters around Paris; in 1970, also unauthorized, he put up striped posters in 140 Metro stations. Thus distributing stripes to various places, he drew public attention. At his first solo exhibition in a gallery, he blocked up its entrance with stripes…
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