Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg (The Netherlands)
Sint Lukas, University College of Arts and Design, Brussels (Belgium)
About Maartje Ansems
Maartje Ansems takes photos, arranges and combines images and puts image collections together in the form of photoseries and collages.
“My own experiences as a human being are the starting point in my work. I feel the need to understand and to place human behavior around me, and to give it a meaning. My way of working is intuitive. Therefore the exact meaning of my work can sometimes be defined more precisely after it is finished and then deeper layers show themselves”, says Maartje Ansems about her artistic approach.
Main themes are the human being, the human body and the surroundings in which humans move. These surroundings could be a (self-made) spatial, urban or rural context. The human could be present only physical, just as a figure with its body as an object, or on the contrary with the human as a person with his posture, expression and emotions.