Hans Op De Beeck

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Born in 1969, Hans Op de Beek lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. He produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. Over the past twenty years Op de Beeck realised numerous monumental ‘sensorial’ installations: tactile deserted spaces as an empty set for the viewer to walk through or sit down in, sculpted havens for introspection. 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.

His work was invited for the Venice Biennale, Venice, IT; the Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, CN; the Aichi Triennale, Aichi, JP; the Singapore Biennale, Singapore, SG; Art Summer University, Tate Modern, London, GB; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, IN; Art Basel Miami Beach, US; Art Basel Unlimited, Basel, CH; Setouchi Triennale, Shodoshima, JP; Sculpture in the Courtyard, The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, RU; Bruges Triennale, BE; The Lyon Biennale, FR, and many other art events.