In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Hans Op de Beeck

Monday, June 13, 2016
In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Hans Op de Beeck

With the immersive monumental installations The Collector's House, Hans Op de Beeck aims to fully maximise the viewer’s experience. The viewer enters a strange Gesamtkunstwerk; a black and white neoclassical evocation of a private room, a place that is a cross between a Wunderkammer-like lounge with grand piano, an art library and a museum drawing room.

In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Hans Op de Beeck

With the immersive monumental installations The Collector's House, Hans Op de Beeck aims to fully maximise the viewer’s experience. The viewer enters a strange Gesamtkunstwerk; a black and white neoclassical evocation of a private room, a place that is a cross between a Wunderkammer-like lounge with grand piano, an art library and a museum drawing room. The sculptures, paintings, furniture and books are fully sculpted and handcrafted from soft grey coloured plaster, as if everything, like in Pompeii, had become frozen and petrified. This surprising fictional space with its innumerable (art)historical, cinematic and literary references is in the first place a staging of a highly compelling, profound, mysterious mood that stimulates the senses. 

Hans Op de Beeck produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs, theatre plays and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it.

The installation at Art Unlimited is supported by Marianne Boesky Gallery, Galleria Continua and Galerie Krinzinger.

Artist | Hans Op de Beeck. Born 1969, Turnhout, Belgium. Lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium

Project | The Collector’s House, 2016; monochrome solid plaster and other sculptural materials; large-scale installation

Image: “The Collector’s House”, Hans Op de Beeck (2016). Sculptural Installation: Coated wood, coated polyester, pigmented plaster, PU, metal, glass. 20 x 12,5 x 4. Project for Art Unlimited 2016. Courtesy: GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana

Provided by GALLERIA CONTINUA.

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