Looking Back: Opening Works on Paper by Hans Op de Beeck

Yesterday Hans Op de Beeck’s exhibition Works on Paper officially opened at our gallery. We had a festive day with speeches by a.o. Ruud Priem, the curator of Fine Arts, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art in Luxembourg. Here are some photos to give you an impression of the opening.

In the exhibition Op de Beeck shows new watercolors and sculptures that envisage fictional places. Within these spaces dark and fairy-like characters emerge in nocturnal settings. These enigmas elicit a sense of alienation and melancholy, whilst radiating peace and tranquility in equal measure. The figures and places offer seeds for the audience to create a story.

Make sure to visit the new immersive exhibition by Hans Op de Beeck. The exhibition runs from November 26th through January 15th, 2023. We are looking forward welcoming you at the gallery to see these mystical works by Hans Op de Beeck.

ABOUT Hans Op de Beeck

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

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 realized 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.