ARTIST STATEMENT


Visual investigation of the relationship between humans and  their (physical) environment is the main focus of Lansinks work. Who we are is often determined by our social environment and (family) history. How we build our self-esteem, often determines how we look to the outside world and how we react to the other. For Margaret Lansink, she often feels like a spectator of a play; looking from the outside in to what happens, how and why the other and she interact like they do. In her work, Lansink explores these relationships, trying to bridge the personal and universal. The way she photographs is purely intuitive; her images present an open and honest reflection of her own inner emotions at a certain time, space and interaction. Shot as self-portraits in the broadest sense of the word, Lansinks images always convey a distinct yet recognisable emotional setting.With this intuitive way of photography she invites the spectator to embark on a journey through his/her own intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and desires. All with the intention to ultimately give meaning to our life.
Therefore Margaret Lansink uses various camera’s, mostly analogue, to capture the different atmospheres of her inner emotions. By giving the images the freedom to act as an overflow from reality to dream, she presents an impulse to go on a personal journey.