© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo  
Daniel Buren

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo  

Daniel Buren

Born in 1938, in Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

Lives and works in Paris (France)

For five decades, Daniel Buren has been reinventing the forms of and issues surrounding the pictorial medium in a radical body of work that draws on a method he began defining in the 1960s. 

The discovery of a specific striped curtain fabric in 1965 marked a major turning point in his practice. Attracted to the ordinariness of this industrial product, he saw in it the possibility to approach art in an impersonal way and reduce his pictorial intervention to its simplest expression in order to achieve what he refers to as “degree zero of painting.” Buren produced a series of works with the pattern as background, to which he applied a layer of white acrylic paint in pre-defined areas.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Buren, Daniel. Daniel Buren's Origin of Stripes : Paintings from 1965-1966 [exhibition, Nahmad Contemporary, New-York, September 15 - October 22, 2016]. New-York : Nahmad Contemporary, 2016. 978-0-9903731-4-8

Buren, Daniel. Daniel Buren : Les écrits, 1965-2012. Volume I : 1965-1995. Paris ; Paris : Flammarion ; Centre national des arts plastiques, 2012. 978-2-08-128288-9

Buren, Daniel ; Sanchez, Marc. Daniel Buren : les écrits, 1965 - 2012. Volume II : 1996-2012. Paris ; Paris : Flammarion ; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, 2013. 978-2-08-128798-3

Guichard, Camille ; Tortosa, Guy ; Buren, Daniel. Daniel Buren. \[dvd\]. Issy-les-Moulineaux ; Paris : ARTE éditions ; Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2008. 

Fondation Louis Vuitton. Daniel Buren. L'Observatoire de la lumière [exposition, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, mai 2016]. Paris ; Paris : Xavier Barral Ed. ; Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2016. 978-2-36511-106-5

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