Hernan Bas

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About the Artist

Captured at various thresholds – between youth and adulthood, innocence and experience, public and private realms – and situated within a shifting terrain of interior and exterior spaces, the figures in Hernan Bas’ paintings are charged with potential. Bringing to mind poles of intellect and physicality, the androgynous young men in these paintings engage in rituals of courtship, love and death that seem to be based on a theatrical exaggeration of emotion. The construction of identity and dispersal of meaning are rendered thematically and pictorially fraught. Bas embellishes and destabilises as he describes, his brushwork often threatening to engulf, his colours edging towards over-ripe or chemical hues suggestive of transformation or intoxication. 

In Focus

Hernan Bas reflects on his time at Cambridge and shares his source material for his new body of work

Invited as a visiting artist by Jesus College Cambridge during the autumn of 2016, US artist Hernan Bas spent time in the college and city researching the legends, rituals and rites of Cambridge life, past and present, from its legendary drinking societies to its daredevil ‘Night Climbers’. A year in the making, the resulting paintings and works on paper can be seen in Cambridge Living at Victoria Miro Mayfair (6 September – 21 October 2017).

 

Here, Bas shares some of his source material, reveals works in progress and reflects on his time in the city and its influence on his latest body of work.

September 6, 2017

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

25 January - 18 March 2017

House Work

Including Mamma Andersson, Jules de Balincourt, Hernan Bas, Marc Chagall, Peter Doig, Adrian Ghenie, David Harrison, Karen Kilimnik, John Kørner, LS Lowry, Alice Neel, Celia Paul, Grayson Perry, Tal R, David Rayson, George Shaw and Cy Twombly. A group exhibition...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
26 April - 31 May 2014

Hernan Bas

Memphis Living (Paintings)
An exhibition featuring a series of new paintings and works on paper, and coinciding with the publication by Rizzoli, New York of HERNAN BAS: a lavish monograph that is the most comprehensive publication devoted to the artist's career to date....
Victoria Miro Gallery II
26 April - 31 May 2014

Hernan Bas

Memphis Living (Works on Paper)
An exhibition of new paintings and works on paper, coinciding with the publication by Rizzoli, New York of HERNAN BAS: a lavish monograph that is the most comprehensive publication devoted to the artist's career to date. With over 200 colour...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
7 October - 13 November 2010

Hernan Bas

The Hallucinations of Poets
Victora Miro is delighted to present The Hallucinations of Poets, the third solo exhibition with the gallery by Hernan Bas. The American painter Hernan Bas's practice has always been intrinsically linked to an exploration of literature and the written word....
Victoria Miro Gallery I
22 June - 30 July 2010

In the Company of Alice

Group Exhibition
'If you do not solve your painting problem in painting human beings, you do not solve it at all'. Gertrude Stein Hernan Bas, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, David Harrison, NS Harsha, Boscoe Holder, Chantal Joffe, Karen...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
2 June - 28 July 2007

Hernan Bas

Saints & Secret Sects
This new body of work, Saints & Secret Sects furthers the artist's interest in figuring historical and mythological narratives within the imagery and iconography of popular culture, literature, queer culture and here, religious mysticism. In these new paintings, Bas's characteristically...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
23 March - 23 April 2005

Hernan Bas

In the Low Light
'Sometimes it is so light. That hurts my eyes. And it's too many lamps - little sparkles all over, up high, and large ones that are dreadful. They could fall on me, you know.' Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
30 March - 24 April 2004

Painting 2004

Group Exhibition
Hernan Bas, Avner Ben-Gal, Varda Caivano, Charline von Heyl, John Kørner, Dana Schutz, Suling Wang Painting 2004 showcases the work of a younger generation of international artists originating from America, Argentina, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Israel and Taiwan. Their work draws...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
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