What he paints
Hardy boys and almost sexual boys
Humour and tragedy
Literature/ poetry – decadent/ impassioned –Jorris-karl huysmas , oscar wilde
Transcendental poets – emerson , Thoreau , Alcott
Dark romantics – poe, Melville, hawthorne , Dickinson
Death / supernatural
Romantic heroes, wayward dandies , young men
Nihilism / desperation
Oil / acrylic
Loose brush strokes
“ eccentric decadence” being poor and decadent
Young men struggling with being closeted and coming out
Born 1978 miami fl
moved to Detroit recently
He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami
Hernan Bas (American, b. 1978). The Blue Line, 2005–06. Acrylic, gouache, water-based oil, and collage on paper. The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
“Ubu Roi (the war march),” 2009. 84×144 inches.
Hernan Bas, The Swan Prince, 2004, Acrylic and gouache on canvas, 30 x 40″, Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
“My art is always going to be queer in some way simply because of my interets – it probably has that sensibility, but I would not want to end up in an art historic gay chapter, I would like my art to touch upon universal matters”.
Ruebell family 10 yr survey at 31
rnan Bas will have his fifth solo exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami (www.snitzer.com) in March 2011. In 2010 Bas will show at Victoria Miro Gallery and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris. Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection debuted in Miami at The Rubell Family Collection in December 2007.
Mermaids and tortoise shell