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HERNAN BAS: Bright Young Things, at Lehman Maupin Gallery, NY

March 10 – April 23, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10 6-10pm

Lehman Maupin
536 W 22nd Street
New York                            

New York, February 16, 2016—Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Hernan Bas’ Bright Young Things, the artist’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring new paintings on canvas and paper.  Bas draws from a pool of references found in art, poetry, religion, mythology, film, and literature. In this recent series, he turns his attention specifically to 1920s London, and a group of young, bohemian aristocrats that emerged post-World War I. The artist will be present for an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 PM.

 

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Hernan Bas exhibit: Youth and uncertainty rendered confidently

10/23/2014

From Miami Herald

The early works of one of the great artistic talents to emerge from Miami in the past few years are the subject of a new solo exhibition at YoungArts, “New Perfumes, Larger Blossoms, Pleasures Untasted: Hernan Bas and the Natural World.”

Bas, a YoungArts graduate in Visual Arts, was one of the first artists to gain international recognition from the recent arts renaissance in Miami. Working predominantly in painting, he became known for his depictions of adolescence inspired by classical imagery and literary movements.

He maintains residences in Miami and Detroit. “I spend a good deal of time in Detroit, but I have a studio in Miami as well,” he wrote. “Detroit offered affordable spaces that are increasingly hard to come by in Miami, and it’s nice to get away from the craziness that living here can stir up.”

Early in his career, the artist caught the attention of major gallerists and collectors, including Donald and Mera Rubell, who have since acquired a large body of his work and staged shows drawing from their collection — including the one at YoungArts.

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Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro, London

26 April – 31 May 2014

Victoria Miro Gallery II
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

The American artist Hernan Bas has built an international reputation over the last decade for paintings that merge still life, portraiture and landscape within a deeply romantic sensibility. His work portrays an overt theatricality, offering a queering of historical genres, and is populated by beautiful objects and alluring boys—Bas never depicts women. His canvases are dense with incidence and intrigue, and can be aligned to artists such as Neo Rauch and Daniel Richter who similarly applied a flamboyant narrativity to figuration. If Rauch and Richter feel a little heavy metal, then Bas’ approach can be situated more on the dance floor. The paintings are exalted; at once psychedelic and narcotic. Victoria Miro presents a new series of paintings and works on paper across two venues, which are brought together under the single title “Memphis Living.” Lifted from the post-modern Italian design collective Memphis Group, the title articulates Bas’ interest in the historical impetus of design and decoration. The group was noted in the ’80s for their elision of applied arts with a formal eclecticism, and Bas’ new paintings are packed with references to the group’s work. This playfulness and historical layering brings new energy to an old technique. The exhibition, the artist’s fourth with the gallery, coincides with the most comprehensive monograph on the artist to date, published by Rizzoli. (George Vasey)

Gallery website

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Hernan Bas in TIME at Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach

November 2, 2013 – February 23, 2014

 
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, 
Miami Beach, FL 33139
 

TIME presents a selection of historical and contemporary artworks, objects and artists’ projects that engage with ideas of time. Throughout history, philosophers and scientists have advanced new – sometimes conflicting – ideas regarding the nature and perception of time. Current thought on the subject based upon quantum physics is extremely complex. Nevertheless, our finite lifespan seems to have endowed us with an intuition of time, even if we have not considered its precise character. The concept of time enables us to live with a sense of order and regularity; to conceive of duration; past, present and future; and to maintain a sense of our place within this apparent continuum.

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Cuban American artist Hernan Bas: A brief suspension of disbelief at PKM Gallery, Seoul

June 19 – July 20, 2012

PKM TRINITY GALLERY

The Trinity Place Bldg. B2/B3
416 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu
Seoul, 135-954 Korea

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Hernan Bas: Occult Contemporary at Lehmann Maupin, NY

15 March – 21 April 2012

Opening Reception
Thursday, 15 March 2012, 6-8 PM

Lehmann Maupin Gallery

540 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

Drawing from his interest in the supernatural, Hernan Bas’s Occult Contemporary responds to the recent proliferation of the occult in mass media with a presentation of new paintings depicting a representation of the devil based on traditional texts and folklore. Playing on the term “Adult Contemporary,” used to describe a light genre of popular music, the title of Bas’s show plays on this act of genre-fication which has made the presence of the occult and supernatural in books, movies, and t.v. accessible to children and young adults, extinguishing any aura of danger or taboo that the occult once held, and consequently, resulting in varying representations and visual depictions of the devil that stray from those detailed in real folklore.

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Allora y Calzadilla, Hernan Bas en expo El GRITO / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

25 de junio 2011 – 8 de enero 2012

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León

Avenida de los Reyes Leoneses, 24
24008 León

El título de la exposición evoca este gesto liberador, ya sea como un llamado público que incita a la emancipación política o como una expresión del orden de lo privado que manifiesta un sentimiento en particular, como lo recuerda la emblemática pintura expresionista de Edvard Munch. ¿Cómo identificaríamos hoy en día el gesto artístico en una obra de arte, en una exposición? Aquí no se habla del gesto como la marca que identifica la obra de arte de un artista, sino de la forma en que se expresan y estructuran las preocupaciones y emociones en nuestro tiempo.

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Teresita Fernández, Hernan Bas, at Art Basel with Lehmann Maupin Gallery – Basel, Switzerland

June 15-19, 2011

Messe Basel, Messeplatz,
4005 Basel, Switzerland.
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