Meet Lauren Baker: The London Artist Making Waves

By Jenna Mehdi

Lauren Baker is a revolutionary London-based artist with one innovative and noteworthy mission. With a particular focus on environmental issues, Lauren’s unique neon artwork is creating ripples in the industry one sell-out piece at a time, using the universal concepts of energy, possibility and expansiveness to express her vision.

With acclaimed installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern already under her belt, Lauren’s nonconformist explorations of the universe and fragility of life are an established and repeat success in London and beyond.

 

It is fair to say the avant-garde artist’s influence has a global reach; having solidified an engaged following here in London, Lauren has wowed audiences exhibiting across the pond during Art Basel Miami for the last three years as well exhibiting with Laurent Marthaler in Zurich.

 

Lauren was also commissioned to create a crystal grand piano in collaboration with Goldfinch by an influential sheikh in Qatar. The piece (pictured) features 500,000 Swarovski crystals, and was sold for a respectable £420,000.

 

Lauren’s signature light works involve poetic typographic and celestial artworks. The artist uses light to express universal energies and aims to raise the vibration. On exactly just what inspires and motivates her, Lauren attributes an oft-forgotten infantile creativity to her artistic success; ’I just love to play and am constantly experimenting’. 

 

And the artist’s advice on how to get inspired creatively… ‘This is a time of tremendous opportunity to delve deep into our true passions and creativity. Start painting, write that book, learn an instrument, practice your head stands! Whatever your inner child is calling for, now is the time to listen to your soul's true desire and purpose. Read, learn, practices, grow and evolve. Art is medicine.' Lauren commented.

Passionate about environmental issues and sustainability the artist has raised over £70k for charity and has a mission to plant 8888 trees in the Amazon. 

Engaging, activist, with a playful yet fascinatingly holistic outlook, it seems certain that Lauren’s impact on the art world will be colossal. And at a time when economic and social activity across the world has perhaps never seemed darker, Lauren’s light artwork offers a fresh respite from life’s day-to-day mundanities – and as such promises a certain timeless appeal.  

 

"Acknowledging the challenges of today, this is also a time of tremendous opportunity, a time of enormous hope for creating a more connected community and an opportunity to delve deeper into creativity. "

Lauren Baker, Artist

"Acknowledging the challenges of today, this is also a time of tremendous opportunity, a time of enormous hope for creating a more connected community and an opportunity to delve deeper into creativity. "

Lauren Baker, Artist
By Jenna Mehdi