Hernan Bas

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Hernan Bas (born 1978 in Miami, Florida, United States) is an artist based in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami.[1]

"His work indulges in the production of romantic, melancholic and old world imagery, and makes reference to Wilde, Huysmans and other writers of the Aesthetic and Decadent period in literature." [2]

Hernan Bas had his fifth solo exhibition at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami in March 2011 and his first European retrospective at Kunstverein Hannover in Germany in 2012. In 2010 Bas exhibited at Victoria Miro Gallery and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris. Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection debuted in Miami at The Rubell Family Collection in December 2007.[3] In February 2009 the exhibition traveled to the Brooklyn Museum.[4] Spanning a decade, this exhibition included examples from each of the artist’s series. In 2005, he presented Soap Operatic, a solo exhibition at The Moore Space, Miami. Other notable exhibitions include the 2004 Whitney Biennial, New York; Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Triumph of Painting: Part Three, Saatchi Gallery, London; Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum; and Humid, The Moore Space, Miami. His work is included in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami among others.

Bas owns a building in Detroit that was renovated by Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, the couple behind Detroit electronic music act Adult. The building is on a block called Service Street noted for the number of diverse and accomplished artists that work there, including techno music pioneer Derrick May.[5]

Further reading[edit]

  • Christian Rattemeyer, Jonathan Griffin, Nancy Spector, Hernan Bas (New York: Rizzoli), 2014
  • Michele Robecchi, René Zechlin, Hernan Bas: The Other Side (Berlin: Distanz), 2012
  • Mark Coetzee, Robert Hobbs, Dominic Molon, Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection (Miami: Rubell Family Collection), 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Success Stories: Visual Arts". New World School of the Arts. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 
  2. ^ Coetzee, Mark, Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Collection, Rubell Family Collection, 2007.
  3. ^ Straub, Kimberly, "Once Upon a Time," Vogue, March 2009, p.366.
  4. ^ Sherwin, Skye, Hernan Bas, ArtReview, April 2009, p. 25.
  5. ^ Anglebrandt, Gary. "Renaissance artists: Creative community revives overlooked block near Eastern Market", Crain's Detroit Business, Detroit, 11 February 2013. Retrieved on 13 February 2013.

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