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Korean, American artists reveal their pent-up desires in joint show Related Press Korean, American artists reveal their pent-up desires in joint show 27 October 2017, Yonhap News

Two artists exhibit two very different expressive styles — one is figurative and the other is abstract. Somehow, however, there exists quite a surprising similarity between American Hernan Bas and Korean Jeong Young-do when it comes to expressing suppressed desires in their works.

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Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro, London, UK Related Press Hernan Bas at Victoria Miro, London, UK 15 September 2017, Frieze

When the Detroit-based artist Hernan Bas arrived at Jesus College, Cambridge, for a period of research in 2016, he didn't know what 'fresher' meant. The term, familiar to anyone who's been to a British university, is used to describe first-year undergraduates and hints at much of the bravado of student life.

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Hernan Bas on Miami Culture and What Makes Art Gay Related Press Hernan Bas on Miami Culture and What Makes Art Gay 9 May 2017, Miami New Times

Young men's heads bobbing in an ocean heavy with secrets painted on a folding screen. A flock of spoonbills flying by Stiltsville on a triptych. A sculpture of a dead flamingo, doubled over like a macabre midcentury modern table, chained to a metal ball. This is Hernan Bas' 'Florida Living.'

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Hernan Bas on painting aristocratic, queer life in 1920s London Related Press Hernan Bas on painting aristocratic, queer life in 1920s London 17 April 2016, Hyperallergic

Aloof, gay waifs appear as persistently in Hernan Bas’s paintings as saints in a cathedral. While the young men that appear and reappear in his canvases have become somewhat of a trope, Bas’s compositions nonetheless arise from obsessive research and idiosyncratic material experimentation, as well as a seriously funny sense of humor....

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Hernan Bas exhibit: Youth and uncertainty rendered confidently Related Press Hernan Bas exhibit: Youth and uncertainty rendered confidently 23 October 2014, Miami Herald

The early works of one of the great artistic talents to emerge from Miami in the past few years are the subject of a new solo exhibition at YoungArts, 'New Perfumes, Larger Blossoms, Pleasures Untasted: Hernan Bas and the Natural World.

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Review: Hernan Bas At Victoria Miro Related Press Review: Hernan Bas At Victoria Miro 20 May 2014, Mark Sheerin for The Arts Desk / 12 May 2014

At the core of Memphis Living by Hernan Bas are five large paintings of equal size that could be blown-up spreads from a fashion magazine. Each features a modellish young man surrounded by statement architecture, iconic design and lush vegetation. But in the way their backgrounds tend toward abstraction, Bas confuses the viewer and confounds the...

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Hernan Bas, Painter, Talks Growing Up In Haunted Florida, Working In Detroit Related Press Hernan Bas, Painter, Talks Growing Up In Haunted Florida, Working In Detroit 4 November 2012, Huffington Post

Hernan Bas isn't sure if he's 33 or 34 years old. The painter has been too busy working to keep track of his birthday. Bas, who's made painting his livelihood for 10 years (a figure he does know), recently moved to Detroit from Miami to pursue what he calls a more 'hermetic' life, concentrating almost exclusively on his work.

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