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Hans Op de Beeck

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Nacimiento: 1969 en Turnhout, Antwerpen, Bélgica
Residencia: Reside en Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Bélgica
Exposiciones individuales vigentes: My bed a raft, the room the sea, and then I laughed some gloom in me
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : Loop Fair 2018, ARCOmadrid 2015
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Galleria Continua, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Xavier Hufkens
Profesionales con obra: Emilio Pi, Marga Sánchez
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Descripción del Artista

Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, where he has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects. The scale can vary from the size of a small watercolour to a large, three-dimensional installation of 300m2. The artist not only uses a very wide variety of media, but also deliberately employs a diversity of aesthetic forms, ranging from an economical, minimalist visual language to overloaded, exaggerated designs, always with the aim of articulating the content of the work as precisely as possible. Thematically, the work concentrates on our laborious and problematic relationship with time, space and each other. Op de Beeck shows the viewer non-existent, but identifiable places, moments and characters that appear to have been taken from contemporary everyday life, aiming thereby to capture in his images the tragicomic absurdity of our postmodern existence. Key themes are the disappearance of distances, the disembodiment of the individual and the abstraction of time that have resulted from globalisation and the changes to our living environment that developments in media, automation and technology have brought about. Hans Op de Beeck sometimes calls his works proposals ; they are irrefutably fictional, constructed and staged, leaving it up to the viewer whether to take the work seriously, as a sort of parallel reality, or immediately to put it into perspective, as no more than a visual construct. His work is nourished by a keen interest in social and cultural reflection. The artist also questions the difficult relationship between reality and representation, between what we see and what we want to believe, between what is and what we create for ourselves in order to make it easier to deal with our own insignificance and lack of identity. The visual output of that investigation often produces slumbering, insidious, melancholy and astonishing images.

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el 13 mar de 2019

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Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Hans Op de Beeck - Fatima 2016 pigmented plaster, coated polyester, wood, 164 x 73 x 135 cm. Photo Nestor Kim
Vigente
01 dic de 2018 - 31 mar de 2019

My bed a raft, the room the sea, and then I laughed some gloom in me

Gallería Continua - La Habana - Antiguo cine Aguila de Oro / La Habana, Camaguey, Cuba

Blender
26 may de 2016 - 10 jun de 2016

Blender

Círculo del Liceo - Cercle del Liceu / Barcelona, España

Hans Op de Beeck
23 sep de 2011 - 15 ene de 2012

Sea of Tranquillity

CAB - Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos / Burgos, España


Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács,, Establishing Eden, 2016 — Cortesía de La Casa Elizalde
15 ene de 2019 - 23 feb de 2019

La forma del temps

Centre Cultural Casa Elizalde / Barcelona, España

Lo inconmensurable
28 abr de 2016 - 28 ago de 2016

Lo inconmensurable. Una idea de Europa

CentroCentro / Madrid, España


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