Elle Decor Italia: Focus on Hans Op de Beeck

We would like to thank Elle Decor Italia for naming Hans Op de Beeck one of the 30 key contemporary artists of our generation. Other names on the list include Doug Aitken, Olafur Eliasson, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Tomás Saraceno to name a few.

In the vast panorama of contemporary art – made up of very different languages, trends, poetics and media – we have focused attention on names whose work is closely related to the themes of design, architecture and space. The artists you will discover are young promises and great masters, different from each other but united by a similar interest.” – Elle Decoration IT

Read the full article (in Italian) here: https://www.elledecor.com/…/top-30-artisti-contemporanei-e…/

We invite you to discover new works by Hans Op de Beeck during at Art Brussel 2020 which will take place from 25 – 28 June, 2020 at the Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium.

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.