“Caribbean Map I”, work of the artist William Bass Morales, a native of San Juan, who presents at the Petrus Gallery, in Miramar, the exhibition entitled “Constancia” (Supplied)
An abandoned house in Río Piedras , intervened by the artist, a work at the Miramar Museum of Art and Design (MADMi) and an exhibition at the Petrus Gallery are the elements of a video in which the most recent work is described through an interview. recent from one of the most sought-after young artists in the local sphere.
It is the artist William Bass Morales , who has dedicated himself to making abstract work. Born in San Juan, Bass Morales studied at the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico, where he did a concentration in Graphic Arts. He also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, where he received a scholarship, and later became a professor. His work has been exhibited individually and collectively in theaters on the Island, the Dominican Republic, New Jersey, New York and Miami.
Bass Morales is part of the so-called Reactive Generation, which brings together talented young Puerto Rican artists and, currently, his work is presented at the Petrus Gallery, in Miramar, where he exhibits the exhibition entitled “Constancia”.
“Constancia” is the sixth virtual and face-to-face exhibition offered by the Petrus Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition is accompanied by a video in which the artist is the center of a dynamic that includes an interview and a tour of different instances of his work. For its realization, the film crew began their work in the town of Río Piedras. Specifically, in the university sector of Santa Rita, where Bass Morales took an abandoned house and intervened it to create a huge natural mural, where flora is the primary element.
As a second step, the group in charge of the video went to the MADMi, Miramar Museum of Art and Design, to take visuals of the work “Retroarcaica” which is part of the exhibition “JUNTXS”.
“My technique is based on using the crayon to create shadows and with the spatula I apply the acrylic to execute the piece as such. The multicolored theme of this piece reveals to us the tropics and our island and Caribbean identity, ”says Bass. Bass points out that his goal is to stay focused on painting. “To continue exploring abstraction, which is a very important topic for me within the whole range of young local artists. I like to experiment, to give the language I am using a little more shape ”. The video confirms Bass's talent. As the founder of the Petrus Gallery, Sylvia Villafañe, says, “We are always discovering and working with young talent, which represents the future of art in Puerto Rico.”
“Blue Space I” is part of the exhibition entitled “Constancia”, by William Bass.
The virtual exhibition “Constancia” is now available through a video, which can be seen on the Petrus Gallery website, through its YouTube channel and its social networks Facebook and Instagram, and through the mobile application: Petrus Gallery.
If you want to visit the exhibition in person, you can call 787-318-8993 or [email protected] to coordinate an appointment from Monday to Saturday.
For more information you can call 787-318-8993 or [email protected].