"LAUREN BAKER ENGAGES PEOPLE IN A UNIQUE
AND ATMOSPHERIC WAY. SHE’S AN ARTIST WE'LL DEFINITELY BE
WATCHING OUT FOR"
- THE TATE (Carey Robinson, Curator)
"LAUREN BAKER WAS A JOY TO WORK WITH. HER IMMERSIVE
INSTALLATION WAS PROVOCATIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED"
- THE V&A (Rachel De Woolfsen, Senior Events Manager)
"LAUREN BAKER - THE QUEEN OF SKULLS"
- VOGUE (Belen Gumiel, Writer)
- M&C SAATCHI (Sarah Williams, Head of Art Buying)
"THE INSTALLATION WAS TRULY INNOVATIVE, VISUALLY
STUNNING AND GAINED IMMEDIATE ENGAGEMENT"
- THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE (Paul Watson, Artist Programmer)
"Lauren Baker's poetic and uplifting light typography invites a higher state of consciousness, inspiring people all over the world."
- BMW Culture, Frieze Week 2020
Lauren Baker, born 1982, from Middlesbrough, UK. Currently lives and works in London.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores human connection, metaphysics and the expansiveness of the universe. 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.
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.
One of her most recent collaboration was for Frieze Week, when Baker collaborated with BMW Culture X Frieze to launch public light art ‘One Thought Changes Everything’, on October, 2020.
Her large scale celestial public art installations have been commissioned in the UK and as far as the Middle East. Most recently, sculptures - inspired by the frequency of the Sun and the Moon - both at 4 metres tall, were placed in a Unesco Protected World Heritage site in the desert (Mar 2020).
Commissioned by Croydon Council to create a 7.5-metre neon across a bridge (2017), Lauren's neon typography is renowned for bringing hope and joy. She has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work are held in collections worldwide. The 3.3 metre public light art installation, 'Luna Woman Power Totem' was recently commissioned (Feb 2022) by Enfield Winter Lights, curated by Artist Hive Studios. Created in celebration of the suffragette movement in 1914.
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 100k 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. In 2020 Lauren focused support towards The Big Issue, designing an electric guitar in collaboration with Fender which was auctioned.
Recent works visually interpret unseen energy. Lauren listens to sound frequencies and gets in a meditative state to digitally paint auras and energy, she then incorporates diamond dust, neon and kinetic elements to create celestial artworks. Her collection ‘The Immensity of The Universe’ was released in Saatchi Gallery (Sep 2018) which consists in a sensory experience that explores the origins of the universe and the intriguing beauty born from destruction and chaos.
Baker’s most intricate work, which sold for £420,000 to an influential sheikh in Qatar, is a Steinway grand piano encrusted with half a million crystals (Feb 2015). The Crystal Tigress; a sculpted life-size tiger head encrusted with 52,000 crystals, which toured Asia, and was endorsed by Jimmy Choo and Jaime Winstone, fetched £30,000 at the tiger conservation charity auction for Save Wild Tigers. (2014).
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 (Orsoni, 2012). Lauren later specialised in ‘Site Specific Installations’ (The Art Academy, 2017), and became as certified ‘Creativity Coach’ (Mindful Talent, 2019), also giving lectures on ‘Blue sky thinking’ and ‘Creativity Triggers’ at The Institute Of Art & Ideas (2019). The artist continues to research outer space as a personal interest reflected in her ‘Immensity Of The Universe’ series.
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MY CREATIVE STORY, WHATS YOURS? (2020)
CHRISTIES X MT ART AGENCY video about collective art (2020)
Jo Good BBC RADIO interview (2017)
Interview by 6 YEAR OLD AMAYA (2016)
Interview on LONDON LIVE and her SOLO SHOW AT THE IVY (2015)
Save Wild Tigers exhibition THRIVE curated by Lauren (2014)
See THE CRYSTAL GRAND PIANO
See the crystal beating heart sculpture YOU MOVE ME