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Preview: Scarlett Raven Debut at Mayfair’s Fine Art Gallery

Friday 12 September 2014
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Up and coming artist Scarlett Raven will be debuting her contemporary collection in Mayfair this month. The cited ‘Van Gogh in the making’ (no pressure then), will display her newly unveiled collection at the Castle Fine Art gallery for two weeks.

The Central Saint Martins graduate is set to impress us with her art work entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour.’ Describing it as her most emotive and ambitious yet, the exhibit will explore meanings behind the humble flower, placing special emphasis upon the poppy. The language of flowers is one that we may not realise is spoken universally – the rose as a symbol of love, a sunflower as a portrayal of happiness or a daffodil as a signifier of spring.

Special emphasis is placed upon the poppy due to its enduring and symbolic status of war and remembrance. In collaboration with the Royal British Legion, Raven explores the complex flower and its ongoing relevance as a symbol of the past and also cheap authentic viagra hope for the future.  A painting will be donated to the Royal British Legion for them to auction it off as a fundraiser for their Poppy Ball in October. Artwork with a cause – Raven’s a girl after our own hearts.

Featuring 33 unique pieces, the show will demonstrate her signature abstract style that incorporates everyday items. Rope, wood, fabric or wax, Raven often creates heavy structured pieces that hold the most fragile of meanings. At just 27 the artist has already gained a celebrity following with the likes of Orlando Bloom and Take That being avid collectors of her work, whilst she has also completed works for the charity of our favourite Royal, Prince Harry. Do we really need any more persuading?

The show kicks off at the end of the month on the 26th of September. At free of charge as well, there really is no excuse! www.castlefineart.com

Words: Kayla Joleen