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13th December 2023
Dutch design Maarten Baas’ first solo exhibition in Los Angeles was at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in April during Frieze LA, and featured his Children’s Clocks. This new body of work is part of his Real Time series – a set of clock designs inspired by theatre, film and art. Baas’ work is centred around playfulness, childlike expression and purposely naïve shapes, and Children’s Clocks takes this idea one step further. These 101 unique pieces, each crafted in Baas’ signature clay, were a collaboration. He worked with children in the Netherlands, asking them each to create one of the 720 drawings illustrating the time on these clocks.