Hernan Bas notes

Hernan Bas

 

What he paints

Hardy boys and almost sexual boys

Dandies

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

Sexual tension

Nihilism / desperation

Oil / acrylic

Colourist

Expressionism

Loose brush strokes

Homo erotic

Religious

“ eccentric decadence”  being poor and decadent

Young men struggling with being closeted and coming out

Blake/ el Greco comparison  Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik

 

Bio

Born 1978 miami fl

moved to Detroit recently

He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami

 

paintings

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”.

Shows

 

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.

 

Installation work

 

Mermaids and tortoise shell

 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/oct/13/artist-week-hernan-bas

vitamin P2

http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/#/artists/hernan-bas/

video

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernan_Bas

http://pendulumartnews.blogspot.com/2009/12/choice-new-artist-hernan-bas.html

http://www.editioncopenhagen.com/default.asp?Action=Details&Item=1012

http://newarttv.com/Hernan+Bas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV4hD9OY61o

 

 

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