Stefan Buana

Face to Peace #1, 2015
Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm

USD 1,600 – 2,300


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About the artwork

CSS 104 Jl In this painting Stefan Buana adopts a selective approach in order to directly highlight his subject matter. He divides, defines, clarifies and describes personalities in two different social categories. One group is pink, whilst the other is black - rendered with different textures, colors and shade. The figure that dons red spectacles stands out, encouraging the audience to infuse both the painting and community with their own experiences and environments.

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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