Stefan Buana

Breakfast and Hope (Sarapan dan Harapan), 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 90 x 60 cm

USD 800 – 1,100


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About the artwork

The perspective in Stefan Buana's paintings and arranged positions of objects delicately melt into the base layer and create a harmony that extends to all other layers. With his emphasis on materials in his artistic approach, overlapping lines of paint create dimensions that appear indefinite yet humble in the eyes of the observer. His creative approach leads to minimal elements in his paintings, allowing the concepts to emerge more strongly.

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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