Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag!

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Right.

Hi Everyone. Tony here. I’ve taken over the blog been generously invited to use Min’s blog to launch my newest photographic art exhibition. The official catalogue title is Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag (series one). For those of you not yet completely fluent in the language, this loosely translates to ‘Evil Morning Baby in The Hague’

About the work:

Inspired by a poorly timed 5.15am wakeup, and finding myself unceremoniously thrown into the streets of a Dutch city at sunrise, I was struck by the ironic juxtaposition between my own grainy-eyed exhaustion, and the bright-eyed, cheerful disposition of the baby that I was wheeling around, and resisting the urge to push into a lake. Instead, I decided to capture the granduer of the city, scaled against an eleven month old, by nearly abandoning said child in large empty plazas, deserted cafe forecourts, and barren window art exhibits. Referencing the early work of John Bracks and Jeffery Smart, but with the added frisson of potential investigation by child services, Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag, is available for purchase (the baby, not the photos) for only 25 Euros*

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 1: 6.15am – De straat bij zonsopgang

The sun rises thorugh a morning Haze of deserted cafes.
The sun rises through a morning Haze of deserted cafes. The subject’s serenity defies the screaming of 45 minutes earlier.

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 2: 6.27am – Het meisje met het lege meer

In the distance, the Mauritishuis Gallery, home to Vermeer's iconic 'The Girl with the Pearl Earring', forms a gentle counterpoint to Millie's 'The girl with no regard for daddy's sleep'
In the distance, the Mauritishuis Gallery, home to Vermeer’s iconic ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’, forms a gentle counterpoint to Millie’s ‘The girl with no regard for daddy’s sleep’

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 3: 6.48am – Slaap is voor losers

An empty plaza, a tiny pram. The granduer of the architecture outweighed by the lack of caffeine in the artist's system at 6.43am
An empty plaza, a tiny pram. The granduer of the architecture outweighed by the lack of caffeine in the artist’s system at this ungodly hour of the morning

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 4: 7.03am – De duivels speelplaats

An empty playground in the early morning. The only screams of delight those of a father, napping on a park bench while his daughter observes the surrealist playground equipment.
An empty playground in the early morning. The only screams of delight those of a father, napping on a park bench while his daughter observes the surrealist playground equipment.

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 5: 7.24am – Waar de straten geen naam hebben

Lost in translation, and in The Hague, the artist looks back not in anger, but in weary resignation. At this point, bed is but a dream, a glorious hallucination.
Lost in translation, and in The Hague, the artist looks back not in anger, but in weary resignation. At this point, bed is but a dream, a glorious hallucination.

Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 6: 7.44am – Ik weet niet veel over kunst…

Finally heading home, artist and subject find a beach in a shop window. The art becomes part of the art, the circle of creation (and of the centre of Den Haag, roughly 3 kilometres) is complete
Finally heading home, artist and subject find a beach in a shop window. The art becomes part of the art, the circle of creation (and of the centre of Den Haag, roughly 3 kilometres) is complete

About the artist:

Best known for his continuing performance instillation ‘Toby and Millicent, an adventure in fatherhood’, Tony Eaton continues to push the boundaries of art into the realm of parenting, fearlessly exploring the nexus between exhaustion, joy, and surrealism. The artist wishes to thank his manager, Imogen Marjorie, for her support for this project.

* or any reasonable offer

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