ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Solo show by Hans Op de Beeck

Amsterdam

Having long plunged himself into the many facets of alienation and absurdity of past rampant post-modern urban existence, the artist now turns his attention to the interior. For the exhibition “All together now...” Hans Op de Beeck has created a collection of works that use the family and domestic surroundings as bearers of meaning.

What does a deserted table say about the gathering that has just taken place? How does a child remind himself of a row at a family party? What can be read between the lines of cleanliness and propriety? To what extent are we all attached to domestic objects? When does a banal everyday object become the silent witness to a domestic drama?

_The exposition has been extended for 3 weeks, closing now on Saturday the 10th of March._

ABOUT Hans Op de Beeck

Hans Op de Beeck was born in 1969 in Turnhout, BE
He lives and works in Brussels, BE

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.

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