A SPACE IN TIME
Vincent Van Gogh painted The Potato Eaters in 1885 in Nuenen, the Netherlands. The rawness and poverty depicting the Groot's life shocked and irritated the art world. Dutch life, European life laid bare.
We have recreated the Groot's hovel half size in 3D. We imagined the building using paintings and sketches by Van Gogh, drew the plans and 100 sections, enabling the creation of the CAD files and thus the sectional fragments to be pieced together.
We invite you to enter the hovel and join the Groot family at their table. Join this simple European family, in the painting, in their space not looking inwards but looking out at the world. Embrace their reality and with them, together, perhaps we can make the potatoes taste a little better.
Location: Westminster London
Design Team: Steve Jensen, Alycia Ivory, Freya Osbourne, Katie Northage, Giorgio Lo Porto, Andre Visinho.