Central St Martins graduate Scarlett Raven was joined by celebrity fans and VIPs for the debut of her new collection at Castle Fine Art in Mayfair.
Last week, (Thursday 25th) fans and art lovers alike came together at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair to view Scarlett’s newly unveiled collection, which celebrates the meaning of flowers, in particular the humble poppy.
Scarlett was joined by TV personality, Kate Thornton, British singer songwriter Judie Tzuke, as well as Grammy award winning pop sensation, Duffy.
At just 27 years old, Scarlett is a rising star on the contemporary art scene and has already gained the support of celebrity fans such as Orlando Bloom, Take That and Lord Jonathan Marland, who are all avid collectors of her work.
The collection, which features thirty three unique pieces, includes a painting that will be donated to the Royal British Legion, and it will be auctioned to raise funds for the Poppy Ball on 30th October.
Working closely with Blippar, an augmented reality app, Scarlett’s Royal British Legion painting is an interactive piece of art, which allows audiences to experience the deconstruction and the processes behind her artwork from start to finish. This enabled guests and clients to experience Scarlett’s artwork through an engaging and immersive medium.
“It is particularly poignant in this, the centenary of the beginning of World War I that she has chosen the poppy as the centrepiece of her work.
“It is an incredibly emotive collection, so it comes as no surprise that Raven’s work has already had a lot of interest, including a growing celebrity fan base.”
Having already been cited as a ‘Van Gogh in the making’, Raven’s vivacious attitude towards life and nature is reflected in her artwork.
Her unique abstract technique of intricately incorporating everyday items such as rope, wood, fabric and wax into her artwork create pieces that hold the most fragile of meanings despite their heavy structure.
Speaking of her debut, Scarlett said: “I can’t believe how incredibly lucky and thankful I am to be able to display my ‘Eleventh Hour’ collection at Castle Fine Art in Mayfair.
“This collection is my most emotive and ambitious yet and the growth of poppy fields amongst our fallen soldiers truly ignites the passion of the public and remains closely rooted in our consciousness as a symbol of remembrance.
“I am so overwhelmed and moved by the amount of support I have received during the launch of my collection and all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Scarlett Raven’s new collection is now on display at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair (address 24 Bruton Street, W1J 6QQ) and is free of charge to view until 11 October.
For more information please visit http://www.castlefineart.com or telephone the gallery directly on 020 3588 0011.