Hernan Bas, Exhibition and Reception at the Locker Plant
Hernan Bas, Chinati’s current artist in residence, lives and works in Detroit, MI. He makes paintings as well as photographs, and is currently exploring print-making. Hernan’s paintings portray subjects in rich, dense landscapes. The detailed surfaces of these works are built up through many layers of color and texture, accentuated by lush painterly effects.
During his time at the Chinati Foundation, Bas has continued in his fulsome depictions of young, effete men lost in magical places. His subjects find themselves in verdant settings reminiscent of great novels from the romantic era. Each of his recent paintings portrays a different mysterious light phenomenon, hitherto unexplained. By combining these subjects, Bas sends the viewer back to a time when our perceptions were questioned, and emotions reigned supreme.
There will be an opening reception for the artist at the Locker Plant on Thursday, June 27th from 7:00 until 9:00 PM. The Marfa community will have the chance to see new paintings by Bas.