CHUS BURÉS FOR CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Chus Burés’ fruitful dialogue between art and design and his enduring commitment to institutions which promote both disciplines have led him to create several iconic designs such as the gold medal for the Spanish Film Academy. He has also collaborated closely with other important institutions such as the Federico García Lorca Foundation, The Oskar Schlemmer Theatre Estate and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. He designed a bespoke necklace for the Guggenheim in 2007 which was inspired by Diderot’s famous words Chacun à son goût.
SPANISH FILM ACADEMY, GOLD MEDAL, SINCE 1994
Chus Burés designed a fabulous Gold Medal, loaded with symbolism for the Spanish Film Awards. It features a spool of film emanating from an eye. The unfurling of the film perhaps represents the positive development of the film industry in Spain. The eye is of course reminiscent of a woman’s eye being slit open in Buñuel’s Un perro andaluz (Un Chien Andalou).
GUGGENHEIM BILBAO, CHACUN À SON GOÛT, 2007
This necklace was created for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and more specifically for an exhibition of Basque art held in 2007, which was curated by Rosa Martinez. Both the necklace and the exhibition bear the same title Chacun à son goût which champions both individual taste and freedom of choice.
THE OSKAR SCHLEMMER THEATRE ESTATE, FIGURAL CABINET MASKS, 1996
At the Oskar Schlemmer retrospective which took place at the end of the 1990s in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Burés immersed himself in the thrilling creative world of Oskar Schlemmer, the creative painter and lecturer in set design and theatre, who created both the Triadic Ballet and the Figural Cabinet Masks. Chus was inspired by Schlemmer’s figurines which were bursting with vitality and colour and created designs in which geometry, movement and dance interact seamlessly with the Schlemmer universe.