Daniel Buren is a painter and installation artist associated with the Conceptual Art movement, and best known for painting stripes in a variety of public locations. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers d’Art and experimenting with an Expressionist style, Buren rejected formal representation and made vertical stripes his exclusive mark. One of Buren’s early installation works, Peinture-Sculpture was a striped banner that hung in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Buren’s recent installation at the Guggenheim called Around the Corner features a tower of mirrored glass that spans the length of the museum.
In 1986, Buren represented France at the Venice Biennale and won the Golden Lion Award. He has held solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Art, among others institutions. His work is held in several museum collections, including the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Tate Modern in London.