Lauren Baker Shines at Saatchi Gallery’s START

Rising star Lauren Baker will be showcasing a selection of new art, alongside her most celebrated works as part of the fifth edition of London’s most exciting contemporary art fair, START. The show runs from September 13th to 16th at the Saatchi Gallery, supported by START Art Fair patron Utsava Kasera.

In her new series The Immensity of the Universe Lauren drew inspiration from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. When Hubble focused on a seemingly unremarkable area of deep space, over 100 billion galaxies were revealed, presenting the true vastness and immensity of the universe.

Lauren’s new piece ‘The Dark Matter’ invites a deeper reflection upon the complexity and endless possibilities of the universe. Baker presents painstakingly intricate and textural works in fluid formations. Transforming harsh everyday materials such as pins & needles and matches & thorns, provoking a transgressive desire to touch. Her unconventional route into the art world began deep in the Peruvian Amazon. Spending time with shamans and exploring her inner world nurtured a desire for reflection on the unknown aspects of the universe. These cosmic revelations set Baker on the path to being the artist she is today.

Of her time in the Amazon, Baker said; “That’s where I learned to think freely and believe that anything is possible”.

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 universal energies and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection within the world.

Her artistic career started with a life changing trip to South America in 2012 where she joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and took part in ceremonies with shamans in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Fascinated by the mosaic techniques she had learned, she researched the best place to study mosaic in the world and developed her skills in Venice (Orsoni, 2012). Her most recent works are a visual interpretation of unseen energy. Lauren has created installations at the V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work is held in collections worldwide.