Hans Op de Beeck Vanishing Point

26 May 2024 - 22 September 2024

The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, SE

Working in a wide variety of media and forms, Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck (b. 1969) has forged his own path over the years, developing a protean body of work encompassing immersive installations and sculptures, video works, texts and drawings, photography, and watercolour paintings. Additionally, Op de Beeck has been working in the theatre, opera and contemporary dance world as a playwright, scenographer, stage director and costume designer.

Hans Op de Beeck is most known for his monumental, immersive, sensorial installations: enigmatic fictitious scenes frozen in time which visitors can enter, sparking silent contemplation as well as moments of wonder. His distinctive body of work explores the complex, tragicomic relationship between humans and the world, as well as the universal questions touching on the meaning of life.

With Vanishing Point, the artist’s solo exhibition at The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Op de Beeck will present a large collection of more than twenty black-and-white watercolour paintings and a collection of recent sculptures, including his acclaimed monumental work Danse Macabre (2021) – a baroque, life-size monochrome sculpture of a merry-go-round, both absurdly and festively reflecting on mortality.