Jan Min - Video

Jan Min gives us a unique mystique, a scene that is revealed essentialy by its own atmosphere. He delights us with a distinct elegance, emphasised by the reflexes that transform a painting into a mirror and give it a delicate, brilliant and surreal balance. His city scenes have an enchanting sort of magic, in every moment and in every season they emanate a fascinating attraction, a poem filled with transcendental contours; even on a grey or somber day, at peak time or in the middle of chaos, they portray serenity and simple delicacy. Jan Min has the ability to show us that beauty is not present in things, nor in our eyes, but within us. His perspective makes us calmly stroll across the canvas, everything is contagious giving us the peacefulness that water brings, the implicit calmness of a rainy afternoon. The dark skies burst out and soak the paper with grey water.

Water flows freely all over catching the characters, emphasising the elegance of their figures and silhouettes. The light covers the entire canvas, from the last plane (the most enlightened one), blinkingly projecting itself on the floor here and there, reaching our eyes, in a diffused and refracted form while sharp contrasts enhance the brightness. The bright reds and yellows attain a surprising vividness, in contrast with a folded background made of neutral and grey colours. The colours are cautiously used as musical keys, which emphasise the background music and, in a fabulous way, they channel the attention throughout the composition.

By Pedro Boaventura • Excerpt from Masters of Painting - Volume 1

Jan Min, 64 years old, is a passionated watercolor painter. His impressions are always colorfull and with atmosphere and light in it.

This representation of light and color are playing a central role,inciting an emotional connection between the spectator and it. The goal is to let feel the spectator his passion for the subject.

His favorite subjects are streetviews,and maritime subjects. As a child he was always drawing, the last 15 years he painted professional and he studied on the academy of art in Laren, Holland, where he lives with his family. He followed several masterclasses with world famous watercolorists, who inspired him to only use the watercolor medium.

He exhibited many times in many spaces and galleries and is now in the committe of IWS Holland (International Watercolor Society) to promote and share watercolors techniques thoughout the world.

His works were spread out to Bali, Jakarta, Barcelona, Delhi, Canada and Bulgaria. At this moment his works are to be seen in New York (Ashok Jain Gallery) and in Cape Cod (Fine Art Palette Gallery). He is a well demanded teacher and gives several workshops.
Jan loved to draw and to paint as he was a child and has returned to his passion for the arts as soon as his career in the medical sector did end at the beginning of the 2000s.
After a five year training at the Gooise Academy where he got to try various techniques, both graphic and visual, he started oil painting ,which he thoroughly enjoyed but in 2007 he traded it for watercolors after following several masterclasses.
Jan is driven by the pleasure he finds in creating atmosphere and lights found in the landscapes, cities and maritime subjects round him.
Using different tones and shadings, the painter commits to capture the beauty that inhabits the places he visits ,giving them a sensitivity that is doubled by a latent poetry,which he strives with the viewer.
Since 2015 he is a committee member of IWS Holland (International Watercolor Society),a non profit organization devoting to promoting watercolor and has participated in many collective events and exhibitions that enabled him to share his work all round the world.
Also solo exhibitions did take place, many awards he received for his works, as publications in magazines and books.
In addition , he teaches his passion and skils to many enthousiast students by offering classes and workshops.
By devoting himself daily and consistently to the perfection and transmission of his technique, the artist earned the prestigious title of “Master” in the international Watercolorists
2014...finalist painting of the year the Netherlands

2017 Hahnemuhle kalender first price

2017 Honorable Award IWS Pakistan

2018 GAWA Award certificate

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