Buren’s Art goes through coloured stripes fixed on both paper and buildings as visual instruments in order to define the space.
Daniel Buren is a French artist who studied in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers d’Art e l’École des Beaux-Arts. Making of his practice his own brand, Buren, has reinvented the idea of painter and artist in general. In fact, his stripes brush strokes sometimes become real sculptures. There is no single way of observing them, but it is fragmented into a thousand pieces, in different points of view that put the user in a constant relationship with forms, usually geometric and abstract.
What strikes most about Buren is the capability to reinvent places and visions starting from a single point, that almost surprises the spectator. There’s a kind of timelessness in his works where primary colours play with our eyes. His solid characteristic is to work in situ; in fact, his works deal with a minimalistic trend and he based his expressive language on a variety of supports as paper, plastic, wood and canvas. At the same time, he expressed his Art on walls, bleachers and windows using coloured stripes in white and blue as visual instruments that should define spaces.
It is the work that acquires meaning, according to the context in which it develops and in which it is presented to the public. In this way, buren has only a marginal role in which the state of affairs claims an essential reality and a simplicity of things.
He exhibited at the Venice Biennial many times, and in 1986 when he represented France he won the Golden Lion for the best pavilion. In 2002 at the Centre Pompidou he staged the exhibition “Le musée qui n'existait pas”, a labyrinth composed by seventy coloured cells with plays of mirrors.
Moreover, in 2010 it has been inaugurated his first permanent at Macro (Contemporary Museum in Rome).