Face to Peace #3, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cm
USD 2,000 – 2,800
About the artwork
CSS 104 Jl In this painting, Stefan divides his crowd into two parts by using different colors as their outlines. However the main background texture, which is reflective of existential substances, flesh and blood, is the same. On top of the amorphous background, outlines are rendered using wires and threads on the bottom half while the top half consists of engraved lines over the thickened bottom layer - a testament to the excellent technique of Stefan Buana.
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.