Hans Op de Beeck
Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout, a small city in Belgium near Antwerp. He studied at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Belgium and the State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam. Afterwards, he focused on his solo art career by producing large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs, and texts. His work often reflects our complex society and asks universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. By creating life-like size sculptures, Op de Beeck provokes and encourages the viewer to integrate with his pieces. Through the numerous exhibitions and biennales that he has been part of, Op de Beeck continues to live in Belgium as one of the most well-known artists in his country.