Describing her style as “honest, dreamy and feminine, with a hint of mystery”, Oslo-based visual artist
The collection of self-portraits is shrowded in soft focus with the addition of milk and carefully placed floral arrangements to give the images a symbolic feel. “I haven’t been comfortable sharing pictures of myself online for years,” she tells Creative Boom, “but by soaking the images in milk and adding flowers, the work instantly transformed into something completely different. It brings a sense of sensuality and beauty, and it made me confident enough to share the work.”
“Humans have always been naturally drawn to flowers because of their smell and beauty,” Maren continues. “I wanted to explore how flowers can transform and lift our moods. Different flowers tell different stories, and that’s the reason flowers have been used as symbolism in the art for centuries.”
An award-winning fine art photographer based in Oslo, Norway, Maren studied Fine Art Photography and Visual Communication under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthogskole. During her studies, she developed a highly distinctive style, which can be described as dark, narrative and evocative. Maren works with both colour and black and white photography and is known for her dreamlike photographs, with a hint of mystery.
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“The pictures tell about those who are gripped by darkness, isolation and sadness, and about relationships with close family. They tell about the lack of belonging, to live in a separate world that few or no others can enter or understand. It’s about the fog that comes creeping, which overpowers and paralyzes, the invisible disease.”
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