Margaret Lansink

Bergarmot Arts Center, #B2 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
Jul 10, 6 PM - 9 PM — ends Dec 01, 2021
Dear Friends,

After 18 months of postponements and cancellations, Art Fairs in Europe are reopening and welcoming visitors in person. Thus Margaret Lansink’s artworks are in view this month at Art Paris Art Fair; Unseen Amsterdam; Photo Basel and MIA Milan Image Art Fair.

We are thrilled to bring you the opportunity to discover her artworks in exclusivity in the USA. Victim of her success, most of her artworks on display at Galerie XII LA are almost sold out.

The Exhibition is centered on two series, On the Mend and Bodymaps.

In On "The mend", Lansink transcribes the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend all contact with her. Margaret Lansink then began to rethink and reinterpret her artworks in a physical practice that reflected their emotional healing efforts. Inspired by the Kintsugi Japanese practice of repairing ceramic with gold leaf, she combines her images, cuts them, and repairs them with gold leaf to give the hope of a possible link stronger and more beautiful than before precisely because it has been broken.

In "Bodymaps" Margaret Lansink deals with aging and the difficulties of accepting it. The skin does not lie: it's a person's age map, it's the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life? Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with traces from Mother Nature where trees suffer, grow, and become more beautiful with age.

About the Artist:

Margaret Lansink is a fine art photographer who graduated from Photo Academy Amsterdam in 2012. She studied in 2016 at Le Masterclass Paris and in 2020 at the Masterclass of Smedsby Atelier, also in Paris. The works of Margaret have been awarded the Hariban Award 2019 (Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend). Lansink participates in exhibitions, residencies, and competitions in Holland and abroad. Her work has been shown in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Helder, Antwerp, Arles, UK, New York, Vancouver, Japan, Tbilisi, Kaunas and Barcelona. Additionally, she often coaches young photographers in developing their signature and portfolio. Dear Friends,

After 18 months of postponements and cancellations, Art Fairs in Europe are reopening and welcoming visitors in person. Thus Margaret Lansink’s artworks are in view this month at Art Paris Art Fair; Unseen Amsterdam; Photo Basel and MIA Milan Image Art Fair.

We are thrilled to bring you the opportunity to discover her artworks in exclusivity in the USA. Victim of her success, most of her artworks on display at Galerie XII LA are almost sold out.

The Exhibition is centered on two series, On the Mend and Bodymaps.

In On "The mend", Lansink transcribes the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend all contact with her. Margaret Lansink then began to rethink and reinterpret her artworks in a physical practice that reflected their emotional healing efforts. Inspired by the Kintsugi Japanese practice of repairing ceramic with gold leaf, she combines her images, cuts them, and repairs them with gold leaf to give the hope of a possible link stronger and more beautiful than before precisely because it has been broken.

In "Bodymaps" Margaret Lansink deals with aging and the difficulties of accepting it. The skin does not lie: it's a person's age map, it's the paper where his choices, failures, passions, fears are written on. Do you hide these traces and scars or do you show and cherish them as memories of life? Lansink interconnects these very feminine images with traces from Mother Nature where trees suffer, grow, and become more beautiful with age.

About the Artist:

Margaret Lansink is a fine art photographer who graduated from Photo Academy Amsterdam in 2012. She studied in 2016 at Le Masterclass Paris and in 2020 at the Masterclass of Smedsby Atelier, also in Paris. The works of Margaret have been awarded the Hariban Award 2019 (Borders of Nothingness - On the Mend). Lansink participates in exhibitions, residencies, and competitions in Holland and abroad. Her work has been shown in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Den Helder, Antwerp, Arles, UK, New York, Vancouver, Japan, Tbilisi, Kaunas and Barcelona. Additionally, she often coaches young photographers in developing their signature and portfolio.