The carousel looks grey and the horses and carriages seem petrified. In this merry-go-round, time seems frozen, the engine has ground to a halt and all gaiety has disappeared. It has a spooky quality that fluctuates between dream and nightmare. Do the horses go up and down in your imagination? Can you hear the organ playing? Can you smell candyfloss? Or can you just see a still image that refers to the human need to be entertained?
Hans Op de Beeck
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.