Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who currently lives and works in London, represented by MTArt Agency. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Lauren’s signature neon works portray the power of energy through her poetic typographic and celestial chakra artworks. Passionate about environmental issues and sustainability, the artist uses light to express the ‘secrets of the universe’ and aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.
In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and took part in ceremonies with shamans in the Peruvian Amazon jungle surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife. She then researched the best place to study mosaic in the world and developed her skills in Venice.
She is an experimental artist whose practice expands across multiple disciplines and mediums to address the vastness of the universe. Conceptually grounded but also aesthetically striking, her work involves making the unseen seen. Baker’s visual style is often built around either emitting or reflecting light. Many of her pieces directly reference the frequencies emitted by astronomical bodies, as well as those attributed to plants, human organs and chakras. A sense of mystery and emergence – of connecting with something beyond or much bigger than our own immediate world – pulsates throughout her work.
Her large scale celestial public art installations have been commissioned in the UK and as far as the Middle East in collaboration with MTArt Agency. She has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Rosewood Hotel (with MTArt Agency) and her work is held in collections worldwide. Carey Robinson, curator at Tate, reinforces: ‘Lauren Baker engages people in a unique and atmospheric way. She’s an artist we’ll definitely be watching out for’.
With a focus on environmental sustainability, Lauren is an Ambassador for One Tree Planted, as well as Save Wild Tigers, and has done multiple collaborations with Help Refugees. Her artwork has raised over 70k for charity. Lauren has a MISSION to plant 8888 trees in the Amazon. In 2019, the artist focused on environmental art activism installations ‘Letter To Mother Earth’ at Tate Exchange and ‘An Open Dialogue With Nature’ at Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair.
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MTArt Agency has spent 2020 trying to make magic and miracles happen, whilst inspiring people all over the world, and are delighted to be doing just that in partnership with Rosewood London. On 8th October, experts in public art MTArt Agency will be installing the work of MTArt artist, Lauren Baker in the grounds of the Rosewood London Hotel. Inspiring everyone who sees it, the uplifting neon piece ‘Expect Magic and Miracles’ will be on view outside the luxury hotel on High Holborn
Our artist Lauren Baker created 2 public sculptures for the festival Azimuth and the development of UNESCO site Al-Ula (Saudi Arabia) and exhibited next to Kusama’s Infinity Room.
From 5-7 March 2020, some of the most notable talents from East and West converged on this historical site. Music, food and cultural collaboration celebrated at the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical old town of AlUla in Saudi Arabia. The event marked the end of Winter at Tantora, a festival that has been running every weekend since December ‘19.
The main day for the music part of the festival, featured performances from international electronic dance artists, The Chainsmokers; as well as Jean Michel Jarre, Tinie Tempah, Super Junior D&E, Hollaphonic, and local talent such as Omar Bassad and Hamza Hawsawi.
MTArt Agency’s artists created 11 sculptures linked to the historical heritage of the site and its special location.
As part of the festival, our artists Lauren Baker and Shuster+Moseley took part of the project with our partners.
Frequency Of The Sun (126.22 Hz), 4.1×2.4m
The surface pattern of the sculpture was formed using experimental software taking a segment of the visual frequency of 126.22. Since creating the artwork from mid 2019, new high-resolution images of the sun were released from an advanced solar telescope in Maui in Jan 2020, with astonishing similarity.
Frequency Of The Moon (210.42Hz), 4.1×2.4m
The armillary sphere consists of a spherical framework of rings, centered on the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features.
Horizon of Day and Night,
Horizon of Day and Night is intended to interact with the path of the sun so as to orient our presence in light, space and time. As axial points on the horizon’s circle, the glass monoliths are oriented towards the rising and setting of stellar lights on the horizon and their relational ‘Azimuth’. Of these lights, the sun is chief, being the symbol of consciousness, governing the temporalities of astronomical and seasonal cycles and illuminating experience.
Photos by Roman Scott
2017. White neon, 750 cm (295.3 in). In collaboration with Rise Gallery, commissioned by the council, Lauren created this uplifting neon installation on Surrey St Bridge, Croydon, designed to bring positivity to the public.
2016. Swarovski crystals in varying sizes, black silicone, animatronics.
You Move Me is a crystallised, beating heart sculpture. The anatomical heart was moulded from a real human heart. It begins to beat – with unnerving realistic movement and sound – when people are near.
2014. Dibond, metal. 213 x 60 x 40 cm (83.8 x 23.6 x 15.7 in).
A 7th geometric mirrored sculpture made of multiple mirrored polygons, representing a gateway to another dimension or realm. This sculpture was commissioned by Urban Spaces for Clerkenwell Design Week.
2015. 500,000 Swarovski crystals. A Steinway piano encrusted with half a million crystals. The masterpiece is a collaboration by luxury British piano brand Goldfinch and contemporary artist Lauren Baker. Commissioned by an influential sheikh in Qatar.
MTArt Agency and Fiena Members Club organised an evening of cocktails and art industry insights at the new stunning studio of our artist Lauren Baker. The conversation was all about investing in and collecting the top women artists.
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