Jan Beekman

The creative individual must reference the presence of the natural world
to fully express a milieu in which nature’s power can never be denied.

Dr Evan M. Maurer | Minneapolis Institute of Arts

latest work

Are we Alone?

The Fermi Paradox refers to the dichotomy between the high probability that extraterrestrial intelligence exists and the fact that we have no evidence for such aliens. 

Fermi’s paradox was described by the British science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, who said: “Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

Jan Beekman depict this paradox in his painting “Are We Alone”. As always, the answer is revealed to the attentive viewer. 

Chorus for Peace

Jan Beekman made Chorus for Peace against war. The idea was to have as much as possible people of many colors, walking straight forward with their mouth open, which is quite unusual. You don’t see people walking with their mouth open and certainly there aren’t many paintings depicting it.

Somebody told me that when he saw the painting it made him think about singing himself. Jan said “well that is not so bad”.

Painting a Global Warning

Jan Beekman’s “Global Warning” brings for the first time some of the works from a recent series on which Beekman has been intensely focussed for the past six months and in which he denounces the denial of science, global warming and the undermining of democracy.