Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris

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Press Release

The Gallery Emmanuel Perrotin

presents for the first time in France a solo exhibition of Hernan Bas, Considering Henry, a set of unseen works.

The ethereal characters in the paintings, drawings and films of Hernan Bas are often melancholy and solitary. They belong to the romantic and decadent literature of the 19th century, Lautréamont, Huysmans’They evolve in Fauvist landscapes, provoking an eroticism suggestive as the nude males of Hippolyte Flandrin or Thomas Eakins. Like Elisabeth Peyton or Karen Kilimnik, Hernan Bas reinterprets classical painting and draws particular inspiration from the myths and history of art.

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