Hans Op De Beeck
1969 · Belgium
Hans Op De Beeck is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Belgium, like other famous artists such as Xavier Theunis, Helmut Stallaerts, Anouk De Clercq, Philip Metten, and Bert Timmermans. Hans Op De Beeck was born in 1969.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Hans Op De Beeck's work. These are Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Marianne Boesky Gallery I 507 West 24th Street in New York, the United States. Hans Op De Beeck's most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna with the exhibition ARCO Madrid. The exhibition was open from 26 February 2020 until 01 March 2020. Hans Op De Beeck's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Cabinet of Curiosities (08 September 2018 - 27 October 2018) at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam and La Magdalena de Proust: Antropocentrismo cotidiano (29 January 2020 - 03 April 2020) at Max Estrella Galería de Arte in Madrid. Hans Op De Beeck's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Cabinet of Curiosities and took place at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 08 September 2018 to 27 October 2018.
Historical Context of Belgium
Surrounded by France and the Netherlands, the modest country of Belgium has been considerably influenced by its neighbours throughout time and asserted itself as an exciting and innovative artistic centre in the second half of the nineteenth century. Belgian art productions were crucial in the unfolding of Surrealism in the 1930s, mainly through the works of Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux. Among others, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Delvoye, Francis Alys and Luc Tuymans are key figures of the Belgian art scene of the twentieth century. Greatly influenced by Belgian artists, the Symbolist movement was a major artistic trend, early precursor to Surrealism, and including artists such as Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor. As the age of the avant-garde began to take place in Europe towards the end of the nineteenth century, Brussels turned into a focal point for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its creators.
Further Biographical Context for Hans Op De Beeck
Hans Op De Beeck was born in 1969 and grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.