Sculptor to Paris - France
Daniel Buren was born in 1938 in Boulogne-Billancourt. He is considered one of the most active and recognized artists on the international scene, having held nearly two thousand exhibitions worldwide. In 2007, he was awarded the Praemium Impériale, a distinction considered the Nobel Prize for the Visual Arts.
He considers the sites in which he creates to be of fundamental importance. For over fifty years he has been developing radical work using a range of seemingly minimal visual tools that profoundly transform the visitor's perception. He has notably transfigured the Guggenheim in New York and the Cour d'honneur of the Palais Royal in Paris. Buren has reflected on painting, on its modes of presentation, and more broadly, on the physical and social environment in which the artist intervenes. He coined the term "site-specific work", which characterises a large part of his interventions, which question the place that hosts them. His interventions play on points of view, spaces, colours, light, movement, the environment, cutting or projection, assuming their decorative power or radically transforming the places.
Photo-souvenir : "L'Observatoire de la lumière" travail in situ, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2016. Credit details : DB-ADAGP Paris - Iwan Baan -Fondation Louis Vuitton
webSite : danielburen.com