Daniel Buren

Daniel Buren is a French painter and sculptor born in 1938.

In 1965, inspired by a piece of awning fabric, Buren established his artistic vocabulary: an alternation of white and color vertical strips of 87mm wide, repeated ad infinitum on every types of media. This industrial pattern met his desire for objectivity in art.

Between 1966 and 1967, Buren was part of the BMPT group, composed of the painters Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier and Niele Toroni, gathered by the same practice of pattern repetition. After the split of BMTP, Buren experimented his work on three-dimensional media and started to work in situ, linking his work to where it took place.

During the 1980’s, Buren obtained several public commissions. The most famous is Les Deux Plateaux (1985-1986), a series of columns painted of black and white stripes in the court of the Palais-Royal in Paris. Since the 1990’s, Daniel Buren’s work focuses on the links between art and architecture.