PILE UP: High Reliefs. Situated Works
Daniel Buren has pursued an uncompromising site-specific style since the 1960s, choosing to make work in situ and in response to a particular location. While his ubiquitous 8.7cm wide vertical stripe, used as a ‘visual tool’ to prompt a reading of the work’s surroundings rather than just the work itself, remains a recognisable and intrinsic element of Buren’s practice, his more recent works are notable for developments in terms of architecture and form. Following his presentation of 'Hauts-Reliefs, situated works' at Lisson Gallery in 2007, Buren’s latest exhibition ‘PILE UP: High reliefs. Situated Works’ debuts a number of wall-based structures, all of which highlight the complex process behind the artist’s practice.