The Silent Castle is the title of Belgian artist Hans Op de Beeck’s solo exhibition at Museum Morsbroich in Leverkusen, Germany. Op de Beeck works in various mediums, from small watercolors to large, three-dimensional installations such as The Collector’s House. The show at Museum Morsbroich presents works from the last twelve years, mainly drawn from the Goetz Collection.
Hans Op de Beeck (be) produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.
Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world.