September
11

AUGMENTED REALITY ARTISTS TO APPEAR AT LOCAL GALLERY

Augmented reality artists, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot, will be making an appearance in Guildford this weekend to showcase a collection of poignant paintings commemorating the First World War.

 

Art fans will be able to meet the duo at Castle Fine Art on High Street on Saturday 15th September between 1pm and 3pm. They will be speaking to visitors about their inspirations, creative processes and techniques.

The Danger Tree tells an immersive story of the soldiers who fought and fell in the Great War between 1914 and 1918. It was created as a tribute to the Newfoundland Regiment which, under orders from British Command, used a tree halfway into No Man’s Land to assemble. The German artillery caught on, leading to many casualties, and the tree later became known as The Danger Tree.

Scarlett Raven’s collaboration with Marc Marot and use of the apps, Blippar and Artivive, has led her to be the first oil painter in the UK to delve into the world of augmented reality. Whilst her paintings appear conventional at a first glance, technology allows the viewer to unlock the creative journey of each painting with their smartphone, stripping away the countless layers of paint and revealing the deeply personal process beneath every piece through poetry, animation and music.

Scarlett Raven said: “Through this collection I’m inviting people to view painting in a completely different way. With the Blippar and Artivive apps, viewers can stand in front of the artwork and not only watch the paint strokes in motion, but they can also see my thought processes that brought that painting into being.

“I want people to engage with the work beyond the canvas, beyond the wall and beyond the gallery. I want each piece to become an event in itself - a very personal and intimate event.”

Iwona Oldrey, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, Guildford, said: ‘’The Danger Tree is without doubt iconic, and the methods that go into these creations are astounding.

“Scarlett and Marc’s collaboration has resulted in works that leave the viewer speechless, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to the gallery to meet the artists themselves and hear all about the collection.’’

Visitors wishing to attend the event and meet the artist should contact the team at Castle Fine Art, Guildford to be added to the guest list: guildford@castlefineart.com / T: 01483 566 222