Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. She’s created installations at Tate Britain (2014) and The V&A (2015), ran an art workshop at Tate Modern (2013) and directed the windows of Selfridges (2013). Her sculptural work ‘entwined atoms’ was recently exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, Rio, Brazil (2016).
The creations include painted and embellished human skulls, animal skulls and sculpted animal heads. Recent works involving neon, infinity mirror and moving sculpture explore light, space and energy. Her limited edition ‘you blow my mind’ screen print sold out in 24 hours.
Renowned for her work using reflective material – including the world’s first infinity mirror coffin at Tate Britain, a 7-ft mirrored geometric ‘Portal to another dimension’ commissioned by Clerkenwell Design Week, and 100 mirror eyes attached to 50ft trees in the forest at Unknown Festival, Croatia.
An inspirational trip to South America ignited the artist’s passion in art – Baker joined a mosaic street art project in Brazil and spent time taking part in ceremonies held by shamans in the Peruvian Amazon jungle. Surrounded by dense vegetation and wildlife, she had an epiphany to become an artist back in 2011 and went on to study mosaic in Venice.