Born in 1978 in Miami, Florida, USA.Lives and works in Miami, He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami.
FLORIDA LIVING,HERNAN BAS,CURATED BY STORM JANSE VAN RENSBURG,SCAD Museum of Art – Savannah. College of Art and Design Savannah(USA), 2017
Hernan Bas’s 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.
INSECTS FROM ABROAD,Hernan Bas,PERROTIN,Tokyo,JP, 2018
His expressionist and highly detailed figurative paintings are openly inspired by late-nineteenth-century decadent art and literature, as well as the concurrent symbolist and decorative style of the French group Les Nabis. Though aesthetically grounded in the iconography of the male androgynous dandy, the young protagonists of his oneiric visions are usually portrayed alone or in small groups, in attitudes of pure flânerie. Whether confined to the intimacy of a genre scene or lost in the vertigo of a dense, lush, romantic landscape, they inhabit a fantasized world of implicit eroticism and ambiguous sensuality. Always appearing as if suspended in time, between adolescence and adulthood, they embody a fragile in-between state that the artist refers to as “fag limbo.” With a flamboyant palette and a refined touch, Bas revisits and reinterprets, in masterly fashion, the various categories of classical painting from a homoerotic perspective that is seemingly melancholic yet often humorous and witty.
THE DANCE OF THE MACHINE GUN & OTHER FORMS OF UNPOPULAR EXPRESSION"at Lehmann Maupin Gallery New York (USA), 2009