Hans Op de Beeck


Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures,
films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a
reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning
and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who
stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck
is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really
experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that
delivers a moment of wonder and silence.

Over the past twenty years Op de Beeck realised numerous monumental
‘sensorial’ installations, in which he evoked what he describes as
‘visual fictions’: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the
viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for
introspection. In many of his films though, in contrast with those
depopulated spaces, he prominently depicts anonymous characters.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in
Brussels, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo
and group exhibitions around the world.