Maartje Ansems Fotografie LAB


“My artistic work consists of photographs, three-dimensional still life’s, collages and site specific actions and projects.”


“Photography is the main medium which I work with, though, the intention behind the images differs.

I distinguish between found, staged and constructed photography. A photograph could be an end product. However the act of taking a photo could also be a means to fulfill an other purpose, for example in a social context. “

“In my work I reflect on human emotions and behaviour.

I investigate the results of this behaviour on our direct or indirect surroundings that flow out of the interaction and (dis)connection between the inside and the outside world.”

“I am inspired by all the wonderful forms, shapes, patterns and colors in nature, the anatomy of the human body, the complexity of the human mind, ancient cultures, their stories, symbols and mythology.