Hans Op de Beeck: Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras
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Hans Op de Beeck
Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras
Installations, walk-through images, film sets
The Belgian artist’s ingenious play with kitsch, cliché, and emotion
Visual artist, stage designer, and director—Hans Op de Beeck (* 1969 in Turnhout) does not allow any single genre to define his work. In walk-through installations he creates luminous sequences of videos, sculptures, paintings, and drawings, in which multiple narrative strands are woven into a complex story whose meaning emerges through the subjective reading of each viewer. The artist intentionally leaves his works open, allowing room for individual interpretations and memories to take effect. New, large-scale installations are being shown at the Sammlung Goetz together with other works in the collection by the artist. The publication appears in conjunction with the exhibition as a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre from the past several decades: including video installations dating from the 1990s, sculptures, works on paper, and even site-specific environments. Special focus is placed on his still lifes and interiors.