Hernan Bas

Works from the Rubell Family Collection

Thirty-eight recent works in various media comprise this exhibition by the young Miami-based artist whose work incorporates romantic and classical imagery, finding inspiration in youth and Goth culture, fashion layouts, and books such as the Hardy Boy series, as well as the work of Oscar Wilde, Joris-Karl Huysmans, and other writers of the Aesthetic and Decadent movements of literature.

Art Exhibition previously on at Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Friday 27 February 2009 to Sunday 24 May 2009

Fragile Moments, 2003 image

Published by Brooklyn Museum on Friday 09 January 2009.
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Holland Cotter said of Hernan Bas in The New York Times, “To me his paintings are elements in a larger, continuous conceptual performance piece about being gay in twenty-first-century America. He understands that being ‘gay’ is a larger and more interesting category than ‘artist’ and one still embattled and historically underexplored. I value whatever he brings to that history.”

A large-scale installation designed to emulate chapters in a book has been especially commissioned for the exhibition. Born of Cuban expatriate parents in Miami in 1978, Bas is a graduate of Miami’s New World School of the Arts. His work has been seen in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is in private and public collections throughout the United States, among them the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.