Hernan Bas's Latest Work to Debut in NYC Tomorrow


 has images from

local art boy wonder Hernan Bas

's latest solo show, which is set to debut in New York tomorrow at the

Lehman Maupin Gallery


I haven't gone over Bas's career with a fine-toothed comb, but his work appears to have evolved a lot since his days of painting dreary depictions of pale, skinny boys seemingly plucked from a Dior Homme runway and placed in haunting impressionist dreamscapes.

Much of the work shows a newfound fascination with fantastical, surrealist architecture erected in uninviting landscapes. If he's not depicting futurist architecture, he's placing his characters amid the architecture of the canvas itself, with some pieces showing noticeable scrapes, blotches, and other marks.

Of course, viewing a jpg image can tell you only so much. The Dance of the Machine Gun & Other Forms of Unpopular Expression will be on display at Lehmann Maupin (201 Chrystie St., New York, NY) until July 10. If you happen to make it to the Big Apple in the next month, the Brooklyn Museum is also showing a collection of his work culled from the Rubell Family Collection until May 24.

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