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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Daniel Buren’s Beach Art: The Illusion of a Forest On The Beach

Daniel Buren is French conceptual artist born in 1938 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
He is well known artist and he already did numerous significant artworks. He is famous by his 3.000 m² sculpture “Les Deux Plateaux” in the great courtyard of the Palais Royal, in Paris. The latest artwork that is made by Daniel Buren is his ‘beach art’ that was performed in Den Haan, Belgium. His beach artwork is pretty different and unique in it’s own way because it’s made out of hundreds of flagpoles and windsocks.
You can see here his artistic construction that contains 100 flagpoles up with 100 windsocks, similar to those that can be found on bridges and airports which are used to show the direction of the wind. The tubes are candy-striped and they stand in horizontal position because of the wind.
Buren says that he wants to inspire the illusion of a forest on the beach with his artworks.
More about the artist:
Daniel Buren is born in 1938 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
In 1986 Daniel Buren created a 3,000 m² sculpture in the great courtyard of the Palais Royal, in Paris: “Les Deux Plateaux”, more commonly referred to as the “Colonnes de Buren”. This provoked an intense debate over the integration of contemporary art and historic buildings.
Sometimes classified as an abstract minimalist he is known best for using regular, contrasting maxi stripes to integrate the visual surface and architectural space, notably historical, landmark architecture.
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