From the series 'Borders of Nothingness'
A part of Special Edition in a diptych with ‘Serene' ('Serene' is SOLD OUT)
In 'Borders of Nothingness', Margaret Lansink dwells in the transitional ambiguity of her adult daughter’s decision to suspend contact with her, photographing landscapes and nude women whose disappearing presence raises the same haunting question: is this the moment you were gone?
As time passed, Lansink and her daughter reconnected to investigate whether their break could be mended. Lansink then began to revisit and reinterpret Borders of Nothingness in a physical practice that mirrored their emotional efforts of healing. Working from the Japanese practice of repairing ceramics with gold leaf, she combines her images, severs them, and mends their breaks with gold leaf to put hope into the possibility of a bond that is stronger and more beautiful because it had once been broken.
“Especially for this Corona initiative I made a beautiful pigment print of the collages Sentient and Serene on Japanese Washi paper, mended with 23 Kt gold leaf. I feel that the Kintsugi* philosophy is very relevant as we hope to move out of this crisis into a more beautiful society than before."
*Kintsugi (金継ぎ: 'golden joint'), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い: 'golden repair'), is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with gold or silver lacquer. In Japanese philosophy, the traces of breakage and repair contribute to the beauty of an object.
To bring some positivity in these difficult times of Corona the gallery is temporarily offering very attractive special editions for only € 150,- including VAT and shipping. Now we also offer the work including the frame. You receive a photograph for a unique price. In this way, you support the artist and the gallery, so that we can continue to create our projects, artworks, and exhibitions.