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Intersections of Fine Art and Architecture PART6

I was reviewing this ongoing series on fine art and architecture/interior design, and I decided there were 2 more artists that I wanted to show you. So I plan to finish up either today or tomorrow!

Daniel Buren
“The Colored Screens” (2007)

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Image courtesy of Bortolami Dayan

It was quite a switch from the minimalist paintings that we had become accustomed to seeing from French artist Daniel Buren. Nonetheless, it was still in line with his site-specific installations, which he originally became known for. For his most recent show, Buren installed 48 plexiglass squares under New York’s high-line railway. More so than his other site-specific installations, “The Colored Screens” seemed more designy. I thought it was interesting that these kinds screens, an airy way of dividing a room into two, were displayed in way that seemingly has no functional purpose. Perhaps that obscurity was intentional?

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2 comments

1 Mark Cameron { 11.28.09 at 4:40 pm }

The calming of an otherwise comfortless location. Certainly an alluring distraction.

2 Mark Cameron { 11.28.09 at 12:40 pm }

The calming of an otherwise comfortless location. Certainly an alluring distraction.