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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