If You Look For It, You Will Find It! — Back From Hernan Bas Exhibiton At The Brooklyn Museum

But what will the public see from the current Hernan Bas exhibition? In some paintings, the ambiguity defies one opinion more preferable against another yet more or less viewers can find some common grounds. However, the majority of them, like the turbulent water in dark palette, just reflects what are in viewers' minds. If you look for it, you will find it. [Read More...]

The Importance Of Being Philhellenic And Homoerotic

Looking at the works by Hernan Bas at his solo exhibition in Brooklyn Museum, I was pondering what inspired Mr. Bas with all these pictures. His male figures, though never taking too much space of each picture, have a Cézannian directness from plane colors and small yet visible brushstrokes. However, the architectural solidity in techniques melts down in the overtone of sexuality and near hallucinated fantasy. Are Miami gay scene that decadent? In all pictures, only one type of persons are depicted: white teen male, smooth and slender, mostly naked or if not in certain narcissism way. Even Jack McFarland in Will and Grace would look more butch compared to them. But luckily they don't live in this world, or should I rephrase, they are not willing to live in this world. They would take the time shuttle from the 21st century Florida to Hellenic or Roman period, and play the drama of being sardonic or saintly, love wooer or love martyr.