The Van Gogh series

installation 2009

At a certain moment in time and space Van Gogh is painting the landscape he sees in front of him. Many years later Jan Bokma sees Van Gogh's landscape paintings appear in many offices. What once was meant to be a true expression became a accessory to decorate.
This transformation process is the subject of the installation The Van Gogh series. Bokma created different three dimensional objects using images of landscape paintings of Van Gogh. Some objects are more art-like, some are more design-like.
Events like lectures and discussions that took place inside the installation emphasise the idea of functionality and design.