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Fredric Snitzer Gallery | Miami

About Hernan Bas


Hernan Bas (b. 1978, Miami, FL) creates paintings, works on paper, videos, and installations that weave together adolescent adventures with classical poetry, religious stories, mythology, the paranormal, and literature. His work is influenced by the Romantic era of the 18th century that glorified the sublime beauty of nature, and the Decadent movement of the 19th century that evoked romantic nihilism, skepticism, excess, and artificiality.


Bas' solo exhibition, The Conceptualists, is currently on view at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, from December 4, 2023 - May 5, 2024.


Solo exhibitions of Bas's works have been organized by Space K, Seoul, South Korea (2021); Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (2021); Centro De Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain (2018); Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME (2018); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2017); Kunstverien, Hannover, Germany (2012); Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2013); Brooklyn Museum, NY (2008); and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (2007); among others.


Bas has participated in a number of important group exhibitions, including Where is the Madness You Promised Me, Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill (2019); Generation Loss, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2017); On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Perez Art Museum, Miami (2017); The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset for the Nordic and Danish Pavilions at 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 the Whitney Biennial (2004).


His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Rubell Museum, Miami; Space K, Seoul, South Korea; Leum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; among others. Bas works and resides in Miami, FL.



About Fredric Snitzer Gallery


Fredric Snitzer Gallery has been at the forefront of developing the contemporary art landscape in Miami since it first opened in 1977. One of the early champions of contemporary Latin American art in the United States, the gallery has a long history of exhibiting in-depth presentations by celebrated avant-garde Cuban artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Cárdenas, Tomás Esson, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Mária Martínez-Cañas, as well as José Bedia; among others. The gallery has since expanded its scope to include artists within the broader Caribbean diaspora, such as Vickie Pierre, Marielle Plaisir, and Rafael Ferrer.


Today, the gallery's program is diverse, showcasing work from emerging, mid-career, and established artists on a local and global scale while maintaining a rigorous schedule that features at least eight rotating exhibitions yearly. Internationally renowned artists on the roster include Tropicália duo: assume vivid astro focus; pop-surrealist painter Kenny Sharf; Land Art pioneers Alice Aycock, Jackie Ferrara, and Alan Sonfist; and acclaimed painter Hernan Bas.


Hernan Bas, Absinthe drinker, 2024. Photography by Michael Lopez.


Hernan Bas, Vertigo, 2024. Photography by Michael Lopez.

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