Stefan Buana

Greetings from Papua (Salam Damai Dari Papua), 2015
Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm

USD 3,400 – 4,900

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About the artwork

Stefan Buana’s approach is to unify his subjects with a single background color, painting this with one fluid movement that brings a liveliness to their personas. With the application of various textures as a base, lines are carved into the foundation to render subjects in a simplistic manner. Through his work, Buana demonstrates that he has complete control over his concepts and technique.

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.

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