By Eddy Frankel
Back before the war, a bunch of Cambridge students would climb up the city’s ancient buildings, sneak around on roofs, take pictures and generally get up to illegal shenanigans. Proto-parkour, that’s what the Night Climbers of Cambridge were into. It’s this mischievous group – and more contemporary incidents of student debauchery – that inspired American painter Hernan Bas’s latest show at Victoria Miro.
Image: Hernan Bas, Punting on the Cam (Sunstroke), 2017. Acrylic, gouache and silver leaf on paper. 76.2 x 56.4 cm, 30 x 22 3/16 in © Hernan Bas. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London