Hans Op de Beeck, ‘The Frozen Vanitas’, 2015, Installation, Glass, Fondazione Berengo
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Hans Op de Beeck

The Frozen Vanitas, 2015

Glass
57 1/10 × 37 2/5 × 37 2/5 in
145 × 95 × 95 cm
Location
Venice, Murano
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Photo credits: Francesco Allegretto
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.

Hans Op de Beeck, ‘The Frozen Vanitas’, 2015, Installation, Glass, Fondazione Berengo
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Medium
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Photo credits: Francesco Allegretto
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.

Hans Op de Beeck

The Frozen Vanitas, 2015

Glass
57 1/10 × 37 2/5 × 37 2/5 in
145 × 95 × 95 cm
Location
Venice, Murano
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