As a multidisciplinary artist, Hans Op de Beeck (b. 1969, Turnhout, BE) follows a remarkable artistic path. The list of media is long, ranging from sculpture and installation, over photography and watercolour to video and opera. During the creative process, the artist often departs from familiar situations and adds an alienating twist. In this way, Op de Beeck creates a fictional world that evokes the complexity of reality. Depending on the content of the work of art, generally from a social trend or a cultural-historical perspective, Hans Op de Beeck considers various forms of aesthetics that not infrequently culminate in serene, minimalist forms, mixed with bombastic, Mannerist elements. With his strongly staged work, the artist wants to create tranquillity and encourage the viewers to contemplate themselves, society or the meaning of life and death.
The monumental and monochrome sculpture Danse Macabre evokes both a nostalgic and a melancholic feeling.