Hernan Bas

Posing With Antlers in 100 Year Old (Haunted) Cabin

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Hernan Bas
Posing With Antlers in 100 Year Old (Haunted) Cabin
2004

79 x 61cm
Hernan Bas’ paintings explore the codes of dandyism and its subculture as a means to define sexual attraction. Bas’ paintings are small, frail, and sensuously delightful; through their unassuming intimacy, they personify epic romance. Influence by historical painting, Bas’ images contemporaneity, their staginess, and immediate familiarity suggest the melodramatic narratives of classic film. In Posing with Antler, Bas paints a waif-like boy, flirtatiously hamming it up for snap shot laughs. Placing the viewer in the position of an unseen photographer, Bas sets a scene of predatory seduction.

     
 


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