Lauren Baker, born 1982, from Middlesbrough, UK. Currently lives and works in London.
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.
Recent works visually interpret unseen energy. Lauren listens to sound frequencies and gets in a meditative state to digitally paint auras and energy, she then incorporates diamond dust, neon and kinetic elements to create celestial artworks.
She has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and her work is held in collections worldwide.
Her limited edition ‘you blow my mind’ screen prints sold out in just 24 hours.
Passionate about animals and conservation, Lauren is an ambassador for Save Wild Tigers. Her artwork has raised over £50k for charity.
The Crystal Tigress; a sculpted life-size tiger head encrusted with 52,000 crystals, which toured Asia, and was endorsed by Jimmy Choo and Jaime Winstone, fetched £30,000 at the tiger conservation charity auction for Save Wild Tigers.
Baker’s most intricate work, which sold for £420,000 to an influential sheikh in Qatar, is a Steinway grand piano encrusted with half a million crystals (Feb 15).
In 2012 her art career started with a life-changing trip to South America. Lauren joined a mosaic street-art project in Brazil and took part in ceremonies with shamans 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 (Orsoni, 2012).