The sensuality and femininity of flowers; Botanica by Maren Klemp

Botanica is a collection of photographs that convey the sensuality and femininity of flowers. Throughout art history, flowers have been used as symbols for different emotions

Botanica is a collection of photographs that convey the sensuality and femininity of flowers. Throughout art history, flowers have been used as symbols for different emotions, and a simple flower in an artwork can tell a whole story.

Humans are naturally drawn to flowers because of their beauty, fragrance and symmetric shapes. In this body of work I experimented with mundane and rather boring portraits, soaked them in milk, and added flowers. I was intrigued to discover that the portraits were instantly transformed. The flowers added symbolism and meaning to the work, and the milk added a sensual and feminine vibe. I also experimented with foliage, and the opposite happened. It was interesting to see that the foliage added masculinity to the work, and made it convey a completely different story.

About Maren Klemp

Maren Klemp, born in 1984, is an award winning fine art photographer working and living in Oslo, Norway. In 2003, she studied fine art photography and visual communication under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthogskole in Oslo, Norway. During her studies she developed a highly distinctive style of photography, which can be described as dark, narrative and evocative. Maren work with both color and black and white photography and is known for her dreamlike photographs, with a hint of mystery.

Maren’s work has won numerous awards, been shown internationally in both solo- and group exhibitions and it has been published in photographic journals worldwide. Her work is represented by Five3 Gallery, Laguna Beach, and Trevillion Images. [Official Website]

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