ARTIST STATEMENT

Lansink’s work is created around a strong signature of aesthetic, poetic and slightly minimalistic images yet all able to convey a powerful emotional message. This is substantiated by her usage of intuitive photography, creating imagery that presents an open and honest reflection of her emotions, doubts, reflections or struggles in life. Shot as ‘self-portraits’ in the broadest sense of the concept, they reveal her inner emotions at a certain time, space and interaction.

With this uniquely recognisable style, her approachable images gently invite the viewer to embark on a journey through his/her own intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and/or desires. In this way her images build an overflow from the physical to the metaphorical and vice versa.

Lansink series are often founded on human’s processes of accepting life as it is. Each with its own angle of approach, but based on the beauty of imperfection and impermanence; the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi.

Her series illustrate and inspire people to embrace the idea that in the concept of change, true beauty is to be found. Beauty to rekindle our thoughts, our ideas, our (human) connections, our society, our bond with Nature and most importantly our ‘self’.

To capture the atmospheric variety of her/human inner emotions, Lansink uses various analogue techniques and experiments with making collages, using paint, gold leaf, charcoal as well as old darkroom technology like liquid light or platinum palladium printing.