Hernan Bas Miami, Florida, USA, b. 1978
Lives and works in Miami, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan, USA.
He studied at the New World School of the Arts, in Miami, USA. In 1999 he won the McCullough Prize for Painting, awarded by the Cleveland Institute of Art, USA.
Hernan Bas's paintings are inspired by the art and literature of the late 19th century, as well as the symbolist and decorative style of the French group Les Nabis. Although aesthetically grounded in the iconography of the male androgynous dandy, the young protagonists of his works are usually portrayed alone or in small groups, either confined to the intimacy of a genre scene or lost in the vertigo of a dense and exuberant landscape. Romantic, they inhabit a fantasy world of implicit eroticism and ambiguous sensuality. Always appearing suspended in time, between adolescence and adulthood.
His individual exhibitions have been presented at Galerie Perrotin, in France and Tokyo, Lehman Maupin, in the United States, at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, in Spain, the Colby Museum of Art, the SCAD Museum of Art, Bass Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum in the USA, he has also exhibited in museums and galleries in London, Seoul, Venice, among others.
Bas's works are in various public collections, such as Art Gallery of Ontario, in Canada, in the United States, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Modern Art, NY, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Brooklyn Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and in collections such as Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nimes, France, Saatchi Collection, London, England, Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea.