LP-Power of Founding Father, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas, 170 x 150 cm
About the artwork
Stefan Buana showcases the power of a rally, painting a crowd with varied characters and dispositions but united in a single goal. The artist depicts these differing elements and defines each persona with colorful outlines. He breathes life into them, presenting their diverse elements whilst keeping them deeply related to their base as the main body remains a layered texture of paint.
About the artist
Stefan Buana is a rising star amongst Indonesia's emerging artists, marking his way with fascinating paintings and exquisite sculptures that challenge and amuse his collectors and critics. Stefan is known for his constant experimentation with various styles and media and his creation of unique art pieces using non-traditional materials such as torched metal and rough craquelure.
In recent years, Stefan's approach has shifted from abstraction with bold strokes, earthly colors and unusual figures to works that have a more conceptual content that represent his creative ideas and values. Tactile and pleasing to the eye, the paintings of Stefan Buana are deceptively benign. But don't be lulled by the pastel shades and fine lines as "Stefan is making strong social and political statements" says Michael Vatikiotis - former editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review, in his review for Stefan's solo exhibition at Galeri Nasional, Jakarta in 2008.