Daniel Buren is one of France's most renowned artists. More than thirty years after his first exhibition at the Gallery, Buren revisits Modern Art Oxford's gallery spaces, where he first exhibited in 1973, to create a new and compelling series of works.
Since he emerged onto the European art scene in the mid-1960s, Daniel Buren has produced thousands of works in museums, galleries and public spaces. Hugely influential in his questioning of the different structures that define art and give it value, from the museum to the market place, his work remains embedded in a refined pictorial sensibility of colour, line and form, in which the viewer is always central.
Buren uses the Gallery's architecture as a support and a reference from which to install and place his work. On this occasion, he has taken the three large windows at the end of the Upper Gallery as the model and measure for a series of frames which simultaneously multiply and diffract the space into luminous, overlapping planes of colour. A second installation plays on this same multiplication of views and perspectives, mounting colour onto the gallery walls and a series of moveable structures. Also presented are Buren's working sketches, which shed light on the compositional systems for his works in Oxford.