Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hernan Bas

@ Victoria Miro

Detroit-based artist Hernan Bas  explores the codes of dandyism and its subculture as a means to define sexual attraction.  His paintings are tinged with nihilist romanticism, born of literary intrigue and a passion for historical painting.  Intricate, frail, and sensuously delightful, Bas's paintings personify epic romance embracing both the decadence and nastiness of pleasure.  His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, among them the 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hannover, Germany; the 2007 retrospective at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, which presented a decade of the artist’s work and traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in February 2008; and his inclusion in the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset. The artist has been included in recent group exhibitions including Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project at the Andy Warhol Museum, and The Cry at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC). In March 2012, Bas had his second solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin. The artist lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. LINK Victoria Miro

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