Nightlife is a solo exhibition by Hernan Bas, commemorating the 20th anniversary of his representation by Fredric Snitzer Gallery. This exhibition, Bas’s ninth with the gallery, features a small selection of large-scale paintings depicting scarcely illuminated scenarios unfolding under the cover of night.
Natural and artificial sources of light cast shadows in moody compositions within these works and invite the viewer to points both familiar and obscure. Famed Paris locations such as the Pont des Arts bridge and the tomb of Oscar Wilde at the Père Lachaise Cemetery have been paired with unspecified mysterious destinations.
Nightlife offers the audience a fresh glimpse into the odd and curious realms Herman Bas has been creating for over two decades. He is currently the subject of a career survey at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China.