Lee Kuan Yew was a prominent figure in Singapore, and commonly acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern day Singapore. During his long career in politics, he has experienced numerous setbacks, turbulences and successes, all contributing greatly in Singapore's swift rise to a first-world country. It is this that inspires Stefan Buana to create portraits of the iconic figure, depicting him in his joyous moments. Stefan Buana's unique style differentiates his portraits from other artists, creating textures and simplifying form and space into flat lines or surfaces to lend focus to the expressions of his subjects.
He is known for constant experimentation with various styles and media, using non-traditional materials such as threads and torched metal.