British contemporary artist Lauren Baker’s new solo exhibition of light art is an ethereal and dynamic exploration of energy and space.
For her new work in Electric, she mixes neon light with diamond dust and digital ink painting to create her visually stunning pieces, inspired by the mesmerizing phenomenon of auras – from the colours of the Icelandic Aurora Borealis to her interpretation of the frequency of the moon. The exhibition also features her neon signs, including the positive mantra Everything Is Going To Be Fucking Amazing.
“My love of nature, combined with science, takes me on an incredibly exciting exploration of space, light and energy as I continue my quest for life’s meaning,’’ says Lauren.
Over the last year, Lauren has been working on a new series, The Immensity Of The Universe inspired by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, which revealed over 100 billion galaxies. The new artworks explore the Big Bang and complexity and endless possibilities of the universe, using pyrotechnics to create physically ‘exploded’ artworks.
Originally from Middlesbrough, Lauren lives and works in London. She has amassed a significant tribe of collectors, museum directors, curators and fans; The Tate gave their seal of approval early on as ‘one to watch’ and subsequently commissioned an installation for Tate Britain. The V&A followed suit which led to exciting international projects and commissions for public and private collectors. M & C Saatchi described her ‘as highly collectable’.
Electric is on view at Box Galleries until 30 November.