LP-Actor in Character (Aktor Watak)
Acrylic on Canvas, 70 x 50 cm
About the artwork
To Stevan Buana, art is a tool that can be used to discuss concepts that are derived from his surroundings, be it social, political or environmental. He uses creative materials and techniques to create an individual and symbolistic representation of content. The content itself is enriched with paradoxes that lie within the layers of his contemporary communicative methods.
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.