The Danger Tree Art Exhibition by Scralett Raven Comes to the Castle Gallery Brighton

 

A collection of poignant paintings commemorating the First World War will be on display at a Brighton gallery this month.

Art fans will be able to meet creators of the work, Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot, at Castle Fine Art on Nile Street, The Lanes on Saturday 18th November 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 app, Blippar, 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, Blippar 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 app, 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.”

Valerie Kaye, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, Brighton – Washington Green Fine Art’s nationwide network of high street galleries – said: ‘’The Danger Tree collection 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 see our visitors’ reactions during the exhibition.’’

Visitors wishing to attend the event and meet the artist should contact the team at Castle Fine Art, Brighton to be added to the guest list:

E: brighton@castlefineart.com / T: 01273 761 495