STATEMENT FROM THE ARTIST
My goal is to raise awareness of mental health through my work. I consider my photography to be a plunge into the darker sides of the human mind, and many of my images are visual representations of conditions associated with mental illness. 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.
Maren Klemp is a fine art photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. She studied Photography under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole in Oslo, and has accrued years of experience in the field of fine art photography since.