Okay. Is this thing on?
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
Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 2: 6.27am – Het meisje met het lege meer
Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 3: 6.48am – Slaap is voor losers
Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 4: 7.03am – De duivels speelplaats
Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 5: 7.24am – Waar de straten geen naam hebben
Kwade ochtend baby in Den Haag 6: 7.44am – Ik weet niet veel over kunst…
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