Maarten Baas is known for the way he seeks new paths, constantly reinventing himself. For being thoughtful and intelligent but also playful and naïve. For designing functional furniture and producing absurdist videos in the same breath. For being both introvert and flamboyant. For playing a game of hide and seek, implicitly raising the question: Who Is MAARTEN BAAS?
When given the option of making a book, MAARTEN BAAS initially put his back up. He felt like the entire notion of a book meant structure and that this was counterintuitive to his own work and process. But BAAS being BAAS, he decided to make a book according to his own rules, naming it Hide & Seek and imbuing it with the same magical mystification as his work as an artist and designer. Photography of BAAS’ work is alternated with poetry, describing and reflecting the works of art. Texts by: Annemartine van Kesteren, Brendan Cormier, Fabio Novembre, Lidewij Edelkoort, Marcus Fairs, Wim Pijbes, Mark Wilson, Anton Corbijn, Erwin Olaf and Ingmar Heytze.
Published By: van Zoetendaal
ISBN #: 9789462262195