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SELECTED WORKS BY Hernan Bas

Tapestry
Hernan Bas
Tapestry

2005

Carpet tapestry

222 x 434 cm
Hernan Bas' tapestry intricately weaves his subject of desire into an object of luxurious decadence. Drawing reference from the narrative regalia of medieval wall hangings, his carpet transfers the expressionist elegance of his paintings to stylised stitch work. Woven in bright colours, Bas’ mythological scene presents both a contemporary and timeless apotheosis. The acid hues and pixellated texture replicate the virtuality of television or digital imaging, while his antique process echoes the intimacy of heartfelt endeavour. In creating a functional object rather than a painterly illusion, Bas incorporates a more complex dimension to his opulent fantasies. His tapestry facilitates lifestyle embellishment and role-play fetishism.
Hope
Hernan Bas
Hope

2004

oil on wood panel

79 x 61cm
Untitled (3 boys)
Hernan Bas
Untitled (3 boys)

2001

mixed media on vellum

28 x 35.5cm
Untitled (boy with glasses and two friends)
Hernan Bas
Untitled (boy with glasses and two friends)

2001

mixed media on vellum

28 x 35.5cm
Burning Up For Your Love
Hernan Bas
Burning Up For Your Love

2005

mixed media on paper

77 x 58cm
The Hero Centaur
Hernan Bas
The Hero Centaur

2005

oil on canvas

91 x 122cm
Posing with Antlers in 100 year old (haunted) Cabin
Hernan Bas
Posing with Antlers in 100 year old (haunted) Cabin

2004

mixed media on board

79 x 61cm
Red Herring
Hernan Bas
Red Herring

2004

oil on canvas

79 x 61cm
Untitled (portrait)
Hernan Bas
Untitled (portrait)

2001

mixed media on vellum

30.5 x 23cm
Untitled
Hernan Bas
Untitled

2001



31 x 23cm
In Untitled, Hernan Bas draws his boy scout as a
saint, paralleling a moment of pubescent realisation with
historical paintings of religious ecstasy. The use of black
paint on vellum gives this figure a timeless quality, reminiscent
of Old Masters cartoons. Here, Bas flaunts his skill as draughtsman:
his watery pigment bleeds in shadowy expression, yet retains
delicate precision of form. The whiteness of the paper suggests
spiritual illumination thus framing Bas’s muse in angelic
virtue.

Hernan Bas's BIOGRAPHY


Born in Miami 1978
Lives and works in Miami



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2011
Lehmann Maupin, New York (forthcoming)

2010
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (forthcoming)
Hernan Bas: Considering Henry, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

2009
Hernan Bas: In the Land of Make Me Believe, Galleria II Capricorno,
Venice
Hernan Bas: The Dance of the Machine Gun & other forms of unpopular
expression, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection curated by Mark
Coetzee, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York

2008
Hernan Bas: Ask the Sky, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles
Hernan Bas: The Unexplained, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2007
Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection, curated by Mark
Coetzee, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalogue)
Saints and Secret Sects, Galleria II Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Saints and Secret Sects, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Mephistopheles at 17, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2006
The Great Barrier Wreath, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
A Silent Dirge, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Dandies, Pansies and Prudes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

2006
The Great Barrier Wreath, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
A Silent Dirge, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Dandies, Pansies and Prudes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Artist Artist-in-Residence Program, Arts Production Fund, Giverny,
France
Hernan Bas: New Works on Paper, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY
Once Upon a Time…, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
In the Low Light, Victoria Miro Gallery

2004
Soap Operatic, The Moore Space, Miami, FL (catalogue)
As if a Phantom Carres’d me, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Sometimes with One I Love, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY
We May Even See the Wind Together, Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida
Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2003
We May Even See the Wind Together, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2002
First Comes the Blood, Then Come the Boys Fredric Snitzer Gallery,
Miami, FL
Love in Vein, Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA
It’s Super Natural, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

2001
Hernan’s Merit & the Nouveau Sissies, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami,
FL

2000
Slim Fast, Frances Wolfson Gallery, Miami Dade Community College,
Miami, FL. Curated by Goran Tomcic



GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2010
Lush Life 3: First Bird (A Few Butterflies), curated by Franklin Evans & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Invisible-Exports, New York

2009
The Collectors, The Nordic Pavillion and the Danish Pavilion, 53rd
Venice Biennale, curated by Elmgreen and Dragset
Wunderland, KadE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

2008
Exhibitions: 21: Selections from the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
Museum, NY
The Boys of Summer curated by Shelley Fox Aarons and Edsel
Williams, The Fireplace Project, New York
The Dulcet Climb of the Bedchamber, Goff & Rosenthal, Berlin
New Mythologies: Pivot Points Part 2, Works from the permanent
Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami FL

2007
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (catalogue)
Size Matters (Part 1, XS-recent small-scale paintings), Hudson Valley,
Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

2006
Paraisos Artificiales, Pilar Parra & Romero GallerĂ­a de Arte, Madrid,
Spain
Mixed Emotions, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (catalogue)
Think Warm, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Breathing Time: Works from the Debra & Dennis Scholl collection,
Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Girlpower and Boyhood, Talbot Rice Gallery (in conjuction with
Kunsthallen Brandts), University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Panic Room: works from the Dakis Joannou collection, Deste
Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Figuring the Landscape, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of
Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2005
New Figuration, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Triumph of Painting – Part III, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
MoCA and Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Little Odysseys, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Ten, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Ideal Worlds – New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn
Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue)
Situational Prosthetics, curated by Nate Lowman, New Langston Arts,
San Francisco, CA

2004
Galleon and Other Stories, Saatchi Gallery, London
Origins of Harold, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Miami Nice, Galerie Emmanuel Perotin, Paris
Happy Days Are Here Again, David Zwirner, New York, NY
Heavenly Creatures, Galerie Thaddeus Ropec, Salzburg, Austria
Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York, NY
The Drawing Show, The Green Barn, Sagaponack, NY
Painting 2004, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Obituary, Placemaker, Miami, FL
Lock Stock and Barrel, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2003
Women Beware Women, curated by David Rimanelli, Deitch Projects,
New York, NY
Summer Romance, Sandroni Rey, Venice, CA
Today’s Man, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY traveled to
Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Imagine: Selections from the Permanent Collection, MoCA, North
Miami, FL
Made in Miami Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
New Art, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
American Art Today: Faces and Figures, The Art Museum, Florida
International University, Miami, FL

2002
Drawing Conclusions, Curated by Nina Arias, Buena Vista Building,
Miami, FL
In the Place of Revolution, The Great Hall of The Cooper Union, New
York, NY
AOP002: The 37th Art on Paper Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Friends and Family, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
Dangerous Beauty, The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New
York, NY
Champion Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2001
Fast Forward Projects at the Nash Hotel Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Humid Curated by Dominic Molon, curator, MCA, Chicago, Moore
Building, Miami, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary
Art, North Miami, FL

2000
Making Art in Miami: Travels in Hyperreality Museum of Contemporary
Art, Miami, FL, curated by Bonnie Clearwater.
Robot Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
Ob-la-di-Ob-la-da, Curated by Gean Moreno Art Center/South Florida,
Miami Beach, FL
Young Miami, Wooster Projects, New York, NY
The Home Show, 890 NE 90th Street, Miami, FL
Departing Perspectives, Curated by Fredric Snitzer, Espirito Santo
Building, Miami, FL

1999
Wish You Were Here, Box Forum, Miami, FL
TRANScontinENTal Galerie, Montreal, Quebec
Superfantastic 7 The Dirt Room, Kansas City, Ohio

1998
The Fashion Issue: four simple steps towards younger looking skin,
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

1997
Frank: an adj. ConnotingSuperfantastic Baltimore, Maryland
Group Show, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL