Daniel Buren has received international acclaim throughout his lengthy career for his iconic use of boldly coloured stripes. This practice, which he developed in 1965, is known and looked to throughout the world. Working specifically within the realm of public art and site-specific installations, Buren uses the environment as inspiration, incorporating it into his work.

The result is both playful and inviting, as Daniel Buren calls attention to the surrounding architecture and space by drawing the eye and creating new perspectives. In so doing, he transforms the space, as well as opened up a critical dialogue on how we perceive, appropriate and use spaces, as well as what constitutes art.

Daniel Buren (b. 1938, France) has had many world-renowned exhibitions throughout his career including notable solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Solomon R. Guggenheim (New York), Grand Palais (Paris), Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf), Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (Strasbourg), Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Museum de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (Bogotá), Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris), MAMO Centre d’art de la City Radieuse (Marseille), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung (Vienna), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (Rome), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo) among many others. In 1986, Buren won the prestigious Golden Lion award for the Best Pavilion for his contribution of the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2007, he was awarded the Praemium Imperiale for Painting from Japan. Buren has many critically acclaimed permanent installations in both public places and museums, notably at the Louvre (Paris), Palais Royal (Paris), Tottenham Court Road Station (London), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Rome), Odaiba Bay (Tokyo), Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Bilbao), Place de la Justice (Brussels) and cities such as Naples, Milan, Mexico City, Anyang, Florence, and many others.

carrie emberlyn