Printed on Hahnemuhle 308gsm photo rag with hand embellished Diamond Dust
From the 2018 'Immensity Of The Universe: Galaxy Explosion' Series, which was launched by The Art Hound Gallery at Moniker Art Fair, London 2018
Edition of 50
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59cm x 42cm (Unframed)
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The Immensity of The Universe: Explosion Series ‘The Immensity of The Universe’ is a sensory experience exploring the creation of our universe and the Big Bang. The artist chose books about philosophy and physics as well as dictionaries and hired a pyrotechnics crew and sourced explosives to physically explode the books and canvases. Her first experiment involved drilling holes into the books, making room for a charge so it was possible to explode them from within using PETN. Some books were exploded using De La Mere SD 100, while others used SD 74. Post-explosions, Lauren evolved the debris further via fire and specialist chemicals and growing crystals.
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. Using neon light to express her positive messages and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection in the world.
Lauren has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain, ran an art workshop at Tate Modern and directed the windows of Selfridges.
Passionate about animals and conservation, Lauren is an ambassador for Save Wild Tigers. Her artwork has raised over £50k for charity.
Recent works involve neon, infinity mirror and kinetic sculpture. The creations include painted and embellished human resin skulls, animal skulls and sculpted animal heads.
Lauren’s work is inspired by her time spent in the Peruvian Amazon, In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and spent time 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.
Lauren's latest work continues to explore the possibilities of our connection to the Universe and the Cosmos, energy fields and the notion that we really are all made of Stardust. Light remains her main material to collaborate with, whether neon light, diamond dust, mirrors, or glow in the dark screenprint inks. The Art Hound Gallery presented Lauren Baker's solo show 'The Immensity of the Universe' at Moniker, Brick Lane, London, October 2018 which took further her exploration of light - using plastic explosives to simultaneously destroy and give birth to new artworks.