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Tjebbe Beekman
DUTCH
THE HOLY EXPERIENCE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
40
Tjebbe Beekman
DUTCH
THE HOLY EXPERIENCE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam

Tjebbe Beekman
B. 1972
DUTCH
THE HOLY EXPERIENCE

Provenance

donated by the artist

Exhibited

Some recent solo exhibitions
Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam 2009
GEM, museum voor actuele kunst, The Hague 2008, 'The image of the capsular society'

Some recent group exhibitions
HVCCA, New York 2008, 'Size Matters – XXL – recent large-scale paintings'
Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam 2007, 'Eyes Wide Open'
Koninklijk Paleis, Amsterdam 2004, 'Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2004'

Literature

Selected publications
Jhim Lamoree, Harry Lehman, Tjebbe Beekman: The image of the capsular society, Harderwijk: d'jonge Hond Publishers 2008

Selected public and corporate collections
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL • Collectie Koninklijke KPN, NL

Catalogue Note

Tjebbe Beekman is best known for paintings of 'the city'. He works according to a strict procedure: using photos he constructs a collage, which serves as model for a painting. Next, he lays the canvas on the floor, and applies layers of lacquer, lumps of paint, sand, bits of rope,steel wire and other waste materials. Looking at the composition, Beekman now completes it, applying fresh paint and working up certain areas to bring the final image
to life. His paintings are more or less devoid of people – and when they do appear, they are mere contours behind illuminated monitors. Beekman's paintings describe contemporary life in the modern metropolis: ever-faster technology, dramatic social contrasts and a never-ending avalanche of 'restrictions' designed to inspire a sense of social safety.

Tjebbe Beekman was resident artist at the Rijksakademie in 2003-2004.
He won the Buning Brongers Prize (NL) in 2004.

www.tjebbebeekman.com

Global Contemporary, Rijksakademie

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Amsterdam