Born 1969 in Turnhout, Belgium.
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Inspired by painter Johannes Vermeer, film director David Lynch and writer Raymond Carver, Hans Op de Beeck crafts visual fictions that offer moments of wonder and silence. His video, made as part of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon’s “Danser Encore” programme, unveils a piece of poetic, dreamlike choreography. Dancer Raúl Serrano Núñez, his skin and hair covered in grey, and dressed in an outfit of the same colour, handles mundane, colourful objects. In an instant, they are turned by the simplicity, beauty and at times endearing clumsiness of his gestures and movements into a precious Vanitas. Hans Op de Beeck’s video, with specially composed music, reveals the fragility of the everyday through ballet of small hand gestures.

Also on view at the Fagor factories.