Hans Op de Beeck

Belgian, b. 1969

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Hans Op de Beeck

Belgian, b. 1969

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How we stage our surroundings and how these surroundings become the scenery of both festive and tragic moments, recurring home rituals, and lonely daydreams are the subjects that interest Hans Op de Beeck. Utilizing diverse media—including installations, sculptures, video works, animated films, short stories, paintings and drawings, photography, new media, and stage design—Op de Beeck creates deserted scenes that can evoke both peacefulness and melancholia; they can be experienced as beautiful or uncomfortable, as banal or serious. A House by the Sea (2010), for example, was an eerily monochrome model house, presented in a gallery surrounded by drawings of of land- and seascapes.

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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Istanbul Modern
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Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

How we stage our surroundings and how these surroundings become the scenery of both festive and tragic moments, recurring home rituals, and lonely daydreams are the subjects that interest Hans Op de Beeck. Utilizing diverse media—including installations, sculptures, video works, animated films, short stories, paintings and drawings, photography, new media, and stage design—Op de Beeck creates deserted scenes that can evoke both peacefulness and melancholia; they can be experienced as beautiful or uncomfortable, as banal or serious. A House by the Sea (2010), for example, was an eerily monochrome model house, presented in a gallery surrounded by drawings of of land- and seascapes.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Istanbul Modern
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Hans Op de Beeck
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Edward Cutler’s “Schneeweiss” at Marc de Puechredon
Nov 20th, 2013
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