Jim Kempner Fine Art

    Hernan Bas

    Hernan Bas (b. 1978) is a contemporary American painter. Known for the romantic and humorous quality of his work, Bas' paintings most often depicts interiors rendered in rich swatches of color that create a tilted perspective, fluctuating between representation and abstraction. "I do like the idea that everything is contained-the entire narrative, within the frame of the canvas," he has said. "But the paintings that I consider to be successful are always on the verge of falling apart. To me, that's the fun of it-the eminent collapse, and also the challenge." Throughout his practice, viewers are offered snapshots of a world co-inhabited by personal and historic references, such as Nihilism, Romanticism, and literary allusion. He has been exhibited in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, as well as by Victoria Miro Gallery in Paris, The Moore Space in Miami, and the Brooklyn Museum. He currently lives and works in Detroit, MI.

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