There are painters
who have so strictly subscribed to one or a few formal elements, that their
successive works can be interpreted as a permutation of formal parameters. In
Daniel Buren's case one might argue that his stripes' colours could have been
easily generate by a random generator.
Daniel Buren: Canvas 12. 1966
Daniel Buren: De la Coureur de la Matière,
Daniel Buren: The Canvas/ 4 elements, wood, striped canavas, acrylic painting,
Buren works for varying spatial situations, his artistic vocabulary stayed however constant during the last 5 decades.
Buren's language is not only stable in respect to time, it seems to be almost indifferent in regard to the medium which it is carried by. Watch the examples underneath for a comparative vue on works made for the medium of banners and canvas paintings.
Fig.: Daniel Buren: Banners for the Centre international d'art in Motréal
Fig.: Daniel Buren: Exposition "18", Galery Georges Verney-Carron
The question might be posed whether Buren's work can be characterized as permutative, aleatoric or even randomatic in some respect. Click here for a Daniel Buren Random Art Generator.