Lot 59 - Lauren Baker - Woman Magic - White Lavender, 2021
Giclee Print on Fine Art paper
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
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.
Selected Exhibitions/ Awards
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.
Enfield Winter Lights Festival, London, 'Luna Woman Power Totem', Public Light Installation 24 Feb - until present
Westminster Inside Out Festival, London, Your Moment, October 2021
Westminster Inside Out Festival, London, The Trees Are Watching, October 2021
KCAW, London, Change The World, June 2021
KCAW, London, Your Moment, June 2021
KCAW, London, The Answer Is Inside, June 2021
Art On A Postcard at Art Car Boot Fair, London, KISS ME, May 2021
The Big Issue, London, ‘We Are One (mini planet)’ print. Dec 2020
Help Refugees, London, ‘Unravelling’ Planar-171 turntable. Nov 2020
The Big Issue, London, ‘Electric Star’ fender guitar. Nov 2020
Leontia Gallery, London, ‘Choose Love’ print supporting Help Refugees. Oct 2020
Frieze Art Week, London, ‘Expect Magic And Miracles’ Neon installation. Oct 2020
Frieze Art Week & BMW, London, ‘One Thought Changes Everything’ Neon installation. Oct 2020
Azimuth, Al Ula desert, ‘Frequency Of The Sun, Frequency Of The Moon’ large scale public art installations. Mar 2020
The Other Art Fair, London, ‘An Open Dialogue With Mother Nature’ Installation. 4-6 Oct 2019
Tate Exchange, London, ‘Letter To Mother Earth’ Installation. 26-28 Jul 2019
Box Galleries, London, 'Electric' Solo Show. 9-29 Nov 2018
Saatchi Gallery, London. Lauren Baker Solo Show at Start. 13-16 Sep 2018
Moniker, London via Art Hound Gallery, The Immensity of The Universe' Solo Show. 5-8 Oct 2018
Rise Art Prize at House of VANS, London. 'Artist to Watch' Award + Installation. 9-25 Feb 2018
The Royal Albert Hall, 'He For She Arts Week' light installation in collaboration with London Electronic Orchestra. 6 Mar 2018
Lauren Baker Contemporary, 'Walk Towards The Light' Solo show. Nov 2017
Lauren Baker Contemporary, 'Musings On Mortality' Solo show. 28 Oct - 5 Nov 2017
Lauren Baker Contemporary, 'The Colour of Energy' Solo show. 6-26 Oct 2017
Croydon Council, London ‘A Simple Hello’ permanent public art neon Installation, 2007-present
Southbank Centre, London 'The White Light' Installation at Funeral One Stop Shop. 6 Mar 2017
Box Galleries, Chelsea. 'Entwined' Solo Show. 3-23 Feb 2017
Hang-Up Gallery, London. 'Lightvisions' Solo Show. 6 Nov 16-8 Jan 2017
M&C Saatchi, London. 'Barely Controllable Emotion' Solo Show. 5 Sep - 26 Oct 2016
Clerkenwell Design Week, London: 'Urban Alchemist' Installation.24 May 2016
The Ivy, London: 'Transition' Solo show. 31 Jul - 8 Aug 2015.
Chappel Contemporary, Whitstable: 'Fragments of a Forgotten Dream' Solo show 22 Oct - 5 Nov 2015
The V&A, London. 'Objects of Desire' interactive installation. 21 May 2015
Save Wild Tigers charity, The Eastern and Oriental Express, Singapore, Malaysia. 'Crystal Tigress'. 3-7 Oct 2014
Clerkenwell Design Week, London. 'Portal' installation. 20-22 May 2014
Tate Britain, London. 'Opelia's Charms' interactive installation. 21 Sep 2013
Hang-Up Gallery, London: 'YOU BLOW MY MIND' Solo show. 6 Dec 2013 - 24 Jan 2014
London Design Festival, London. 'Enchanted Afterlife' Solo show. 20-23 Sept 2012
Tate Modern, London. Living Dead installation - 13 Jul 2012
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