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Scarlett Raven

Lives and works: Easy Wittering, West Sussex
Education: Central Saint Martins School of Art
Exhibitions: Titanic Belfast (2018), Manchester Central Library (2018), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Building (2016)
“Paint is thrown on, splattered and flicked. Spitting and dancing, it creates a whole world of magic.”

Scarlett has engaged people the world over with her groundbreaking augmented reality project, The Danger Tree. Exposing the true story of World War One, the collection sees traditional oil painting transposed over animation, film and poetry.

Inspiration

A graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins School of Art, Scarlett’s fans include Orlando Bloom, Lord Jonathan Marland and Take That.

Passionate about colour, her dynamic approach often sees her use her hands rather than a brush to apply oil paint. Her sweeping arm gestures create movement and direction, with the artist being likened to Anselm Kiefer and Jackson Pollock.

Scarlett says: “The paint is thrown on, splattered and flicked. When it lands, it captures the flowers blowing in the wind. The movement must be in every layer, so when you step back you feel like the landscape is alive. It creates a whole world of magic.”

To unlock the multiple layers in Scarlett’s work, download the Artivive app through the iOS app store or the Google Play store for Android and simply scan any piece online to get started.

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Inside the world of Scarlett Raven

Scarlett creates tactile art by covering her hands in oil pigment and gently feeling her way around the surface. Using fluorescent yellows and pinks, she splatters the paint on to capture the movement of flowers in the wind.

The artist explains: "The movement must be in every layer, so when you step back you feel like the landscape is alive. It's the magic of knowing that something beautiful is about to happen." 

Working with Winsor & Newton paints, her three favourite colours are Cobalt Turquoise Light, Cobalt Violet and Quinacridone Magenta. Scarlett's best tip? Barrier cream! She jokes: "It's what mechanics use to protect themselves from oil. I feel like an athlete prepping for a game."

Upcoming events

Scarlett Raven & Marc Marot | National Army Museum | London

Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have captured hearts around the world with their groundbreaking augmented reality project, The Danger Tree. The World War One series is closing its final chapter at the National Army Museum in London, where a selection of original artworks are on display. Don't miss your chance to experience the layers of digital animation, poetry and music beneath, with several of the works featuring narration by stars including Christopher Eccleston and Sean Bean. 

With five dynamic galleries over four floors, the London-based museum houses thousands of objects from some of the greatest battles in history, along with soldiers' personal effects and objects which examine the Army's impact on society. These include uniforms, weaponry, diaries and photographs.

 

Address

National Army Museum

Royal Hospital Road

Chelsea

London

SW3 4HT 

Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm, last admission 5pm. Further details can be found here.

From the blog

Closing its final chapter: The Danger Tree's last-ever artworks

Since 2016, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot have enthralled audiences across the globe with their groundbreaking augmented reality series. It is an honour to reveal their final artwork and a beautiful hardback book showcasing the complete collection.

Shop Scarlett Raven's original artworks

Now on display at the National Army Museum in London, these beautiful oil paintings are taken from the last-ever instalment of The Danger Tree. Inspired by peace and humanity, the textured pieces also feature digital animation that reveals the story of World War One.

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