Artnet: Interview with Maarten Baas

Artnet recently published an interview with Maarten Baas  following his new show of imaginative clocks at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Los Angeles. Baas spoke on his fascination with time, acquiring his first Banksy, and making handbag-eating monsters. Artnet states about the exhibition, “a time-traveling retrospective of earlier time-based works mixed with new iterations”.⁠ The interview with Maarten Baas can be read here or via the link below.

“Originally, the idea of “Real Time” was to visualize the fact that time is not something concrete. We try to measure time in very concrete numbers, like a minute, an hour. But actually, it’s so abstract and every minute is a new experience. And every minute is different; everybody is seeing it in a different way. In “Real Time,” I tried to visualize it in such a way that every minute is a man-made product, actually a man-made memory.”⁠

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ABOUT Maarten Baas

Maarten Baas (1978) is considered to be one of the most influential Dutch designers of the beginning of the 21st century. He is often described as an author designer, whose works lie on the boundaries between art and design. His work is known as rebellious, playful, intellectual, theatrical and artistic, and varies from conceptual designs, limited editions, production design, (public) installations, architecture, interior design, theater design to performances.

His works are in major museum collections, such as the MoMA, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. His works can also be found in the private collections of Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Ian Schrager and Adam Lindemann. In addition, Baas worked for exclusive brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Dior, Gramercy Park Hotel, Dom Ruinart and Berluti.