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Lehmann Maupin presents Hernan Bas’ Vibrant Youthful Things, the artist’s 4th solo exhibition using the gallery, featuring new works of art on canvas and paper. Bas draws from the pool of references present in art, poetry, religion, mythology, film, and literature. Within this recent series, he turns his attention particularly to 1920s London, and several youthful, bohemian aristocrats that emerged publish-The First World War.
Dubbed “bright youthful people” or “bright youthful things” through the media that sensationalized their antics and lavish lifestyle, and then in magazines for example Vibrant Youthful People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Age by D.J. Taylor, our prime society group was extensively documented by professional photographer Cecil Beaton, whose images were a principal influence of Bas’ works. For that artist, that has lengthy examined queer male styles found throughout modern history in the work, the figures and settings exemplify the past when queerness grew to become a bourgeois privilege—accepted as charming affect instead of criminal act—for a category of youthful men transitional phase following losing a mature, more “masculine” generation within the war.
Varying in scale from small, intimate creates paper to large canvases in muted colors with pops of pastel hues, this body of labor concentrates on general scenes of leisure: your day-to-day’s society existence, debauched nights, and intimate exchanges between imagined players. Formally, Bas distorts the traditional pictorial field by compressing the foreground and background, by altering the perceived depth from the spaces by which his figures exist. The works of art are a mix of figuration and abstraction that contain classical genres including landscape and portraiture, and, the very first time, nod to early twentieth century American still lifes and Art Deco motifs. Bas is every bit enormous in the experimentation with assorted techniques and materials—such as airbrush, wood block, acrylic, gold leaf, and house paint—as he’s together with his reference points.
Although well-continue reading these subjects, Bas prefers to pay attention to long lasting myths in addition to their own internalized interpretations, as opposed to the factual components. The resulting works in Vibrant Youthful Things illustrate ten years-lengthy span where eccentricities weren’t repressed but instead celebrated, however superficially, for his or her entertainment value.
Just before his gallery exhibition Vibrant Youthful Things, Lehmann Maupin (booth B9) may also show artworks by Bas inside a solo presentation at ADAA’s The Skill Show 2016, running from March 2-6. Furthermore, the artist has forthcoming museum solo exhibitions scheduled in the Nanjing Sifang Art Museum, China in fall 2016 and also at the Dallas Museum of Art in summer time 2017.
Born in 1978 in Miami, Florida, Hernan Bas’ work continues to be exhibited in several solo exhibitions all over the world, such as the installation TIME, Hernan Bas: a queer and curious cabinet in the Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2013) a retrospective exhibition in the Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (2012) along with a major presentation in the Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2007), which subsequently traveled towards the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2008). In 2014, Rizzoli printed a monograph around the artist, probably the most comprehensive book of his try to date. Bas has participated in many important group exhibitions such as the Collectors curated by Elmgreen & Dragset for that Nordic and Danish Pavilions in the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009) Triumph of Painting: Part III, Saatchi Gallery, London (2005) Ideal Worlds—New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2005) and also the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His jobs are incorporated within the permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art The Museum of contemporary Art, New You are able to Whitney Museum of yankee Art, New You are able to Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Museum of recent Art, La Museum of recent Art, North Miami and Bay Area Museum of contemporary Art, amongst others. The artist lives and works in Detroit and Miami.