The paintings in Wait, hold that thought! are brutal, surreal and bursting with energy. In ‘Henry and Pablo try to avoid the elephant on the table’, it is almost impossible to find a spot where to rest ones eye. In a whirlwind of color and lines Beekman disorientates the viewer. The often large-scale canvases are just as much a confrontation with the viewer as they are with a recent past. In multiple perspectives, Beekman shows us how art historical awareness shapes and determines, not only his, but also our view on art.