Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs, and texts.
Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck creates dream-like art installations that exist between what is real and imagined. The figurative art represents realistic worlds that have been shifted slightly with their gray, monochrome appearance. In his new work My bed a raft, the room the sea and then I laughed some gloom in me, he depicts a girl fast asleep on a wooden raft with a book draped across her lap and a butterfly perched on her pillow.
In Hans Op de Beeck work, the raft is placed on a circular pedestal with a glossy finish that imitates a calm pond dotted with floating lily pads. Created in the round, the piece invites the viewer to view it at all angles, allowing a silent observation of the sleeping child’s dreams.
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Hans Op de Beeck‘s 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, Hans Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses and invite them to really experience the image through his contemporary art. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence, and introspection.