Hernan Bas’s recent works, particularly his series “The Conceptualists,” showcase his continued exploration into the realms of queerness, desire, the occult, and the absurd. This series, which was inspired by the unique hobbies and activities people engaged in during the pandemic, involves the creation of fictitious conceptual artists engaged in eccentric behaviors. These characters are depicted doing bizarre things, which Bas labels as activities of conceptual artists, humorously challenging the boundaries and perceptions of conceptual art itself.
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* David Roberts is a property tycoon from Greenock, near Glasgow, who has about 2,000 pieces by 400 artists, and is opening a large space in Camden, soon. Currently operating out of 111 Great Tichfield Street, Roberts supported artist Doug Foster to make a three-dimensional video piece called “Breather” and then agreed to buy two sister pieces for it before production, covering the costs. He recently bought painter Greg Rook’s entire show, and a room installation by Tracey Snelling.
* Via the Financial Times