Hernan Bas


Hernan Bas (b. 1978) is a critically acclaimed Miami-based artist best known for his distinct brand of expressionistic figuration that brings life to his elaborate and evocative narratives. Bas' body of work is steeped in rich influences, synthesizing inspiration from diverse classical references and contemporary culture.

Depicting a range of subject matter from lush landscapes to contemplative portraits, Bas imagines a ruminative wonderland that serves as an inquiry into adolescence. His works often explore introspective themes of identity and sexual awakening through the lens of the androgynous young men who appear throughout his oeuvre.

"Downhill at Dusk (the Runaway)" displays the characteristics of Bas' most coveted artworks. Here we have a young man perched on a tree, his legs gently entangled with its meandering branches, fully immersing himself in the wilderness. The subject holds a bindle over his shoulder as he assesses his environment, perhaps considering his next move.

The enigmatic atmosphere is heightened by a sunset which is rendered in a candied palette of raspberry, blush pink, and powder blue, elevating the ethereal quality of this composition.

Like the best of his work, there is a distinct voyeuristic quality that highlight's the young man's transience, investing the viewer in the progress of his journey.

Bas' work is enjoyed in public collections across the globe including LACMA (Los Angeles), Saatchi Collection (London), and the Samuso: Space for Contemporary Art (Seoul), to name a few.

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Downhill at Dusk (the Runaway)

USA, 2013

Hand-stenciled pigmented linen pulp, on cotton-base sheet

Initialed by artist, bottom right

24"H 18"W (work)

29.75"H 24"W (framed)

From an edition of 30

Very good condition.

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