Flash Art International (March-April 2004)

Focus Belgium

"In the paintings of Karin Hanssen, landscapes are in most cases broken by a passive human presence. Either intimate scenes or impressive vistas are transformed into décors that seem to allow partial access only to the human figure. Man becomes the antagonist of a dominating landscape and is left with the role of a walk-on, wandering around according to the premeditated plan of social and cultural determination. (...) "

Wim Peeters, 2004