In the world of art and design, there are moments of collaboration that redefine the boundaries of creativity and bring forth truly exceptional results. Such a momentous partnership has blossomed between two distinguished Northern Beaches brands, Artifex Interiors and Artist Lauren Esplin. This union of design, art, and innovation is creating a synergy that promises to inspire and captivate enthusiasts from both worlds.
Artifex Interiors is renowned for its unwavering commitment to creating living spaces that transcend the ordinary. With a team of talented designers, craftsmen, and artisans, the company has transformed numerous homes and commercial spaces into works of art themselves. The Artifex Interiors' showroom has become a playground where creativity knows no bounds, and every piece of furniture becomes an artful statement.
The Genesis of Artifex and Lauren Esplin
Artifex prides themselves on supporting and showcasing local crafts, supplying a canvas to display art and homewares. Artifex switches out their artists on a regular basis, to bring a fresh, new look to the showroom. Zoe from Artifex came across Lauren's work on Bluethumb. Loving everything about her art, she was even more thrilled to see that Lauren was local to Artifex Interiors.
Lauren was extremely excited at the prospect of showcasing her art on the walls of Artifex Interiors and has been actively promoting the partnership through website articles and her socials.
The Visionary Collaboration
With a commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, Artifex has established itself as a premier destination for those seeking unique and beautifully designed furniture pieces, complimented by art and homewares.
The partnership between Artifex and Lauren Esplin is born from a shared vision to celebrate artistry and design. The result of this collaboration is a mesmerising fusion of functional design and visual artistry that promises to redefine how we perceive and interact with our living spaces. Lauren's colour palette is complimented by the current material and finish colour palette in Artifex's furniture, creating undeniable harmony.
Artifex Interiors now features Lauren's striking art pieces, giving visitors a chance to experience a harmonious blend of art and interior design adding a unique layer of creativity to the showroom. Her work infuses each space with a sense of energy and inspiration. Lauren’s work invites viewers to engage with the surroundings on a deeper level.
The Artist Behind the Canvas
Acclaimed painter Lauren Esplin is a remarkably talented Artist. Her works combine abstracted coastal landscapes featuring emotive markings with detailed figures that echo the familiar. This intriguing juxtaposition is a signature of the artist’s style, drawing the viewer effortlessly into the paintings, wrapping them in innate understanding.
Lauren lives and works on Guringai country (Northern Beaches, Sydney), and while she studied art at school she believes her formal education took place years ago in a scout hall near Curl Curl Beach where she painted with a group of female artists belonging to a local art collective.
“Their diverse range of styles impressed upon me and the nurturing atmosphere helped me through a difficult time in my life and propelled me on this journey. I will never forget their impact”.
Lauren Esplin feels most herself with her feet sunk deeply into the sand, cool sea on her skin, and taste of salt on her lips.
The Artistic Style
Her contemporary paintings combine abstracted coastal landscapes featuring emotive markings with detailed figures.
“I look to capture the moment, not as it was, but as it was felt”.
One of the most striking aspects of Lauren's style is her ability to capture emotions through abstraction. Her pieces often feature layers of colours and shapes that convey complex feelings, inviting viewers to interpret and connect with the art on a personal level.
Themes and Inspirations
Lauren's art is deeply influenced by her surroundings, her experiences, and her emotions. Her works reflect her unique perspective on the world, a perspective that invites viewers to see the familiar through new eyes. Her commitment to authenticity and her willingness to delve into the depths of her own emotions result in art that is both raw and captivating.
Lauren seamlessly integrates elegantly detailed figures into emotive environments that echo the familiar. Beach Culture is deeply entrenched in human nature, and this intriguing juxtaposition is compelling and draws you effortlessly into the paintings and into your own nostalgia.
With the merging of impressionist, abstract and figurative styles emerges a response to the coast that connects deeply to the human psyche.
“There is a reason we flee to the sea for our weekends and holidays. It is a both a healing and contemplative environment but also a joyful place and I wish to bring this feeling into our homes”.
The result are dreamy contemporary artworks described most plainly as;
“Considered composition. Intuitive colour. Emotive markings. Careful detail”.
The Artistic Process
Lauren Esplin's artistic process is a deeply intuitive and emotional one.
Using acrylic paint on canvas, she loves the vibrancy of acrylic paints and the speed in which they dry is also important to her practise. While her figures are usually painstakingly slow, her abstracted coastal landscapes are often painted with emotive markings in a flowing expression of the environment.
Her use of colour is a vital aspect of her artistic process. Colour plays a central role in conveying emotions and setting the mood of her pieces. Each colour choice is deliberate and adds depth to her compositions.
Lauren also offers a unique commission-based art that can include a photoshoot. She captures a special moment of you and a loved one, or your children, then creates a stunning artwork in consultation with you. This memory is painted in a colour palette of your choice, to work within your design requirements, meaning you can display this cherished piece forever.
The Impact on Interior Design
The partnership between Artifex Interiors and Lauren Esplin holds the potential to revolutionise how we approach interior design. Here are a few ways this collaboration is poised to make a lasting impact:
The integration of art into interior design elevates the aesthetics of living spaces. It invites individuals to view their homes and offices not merely as functional places but as canvases for self-expression. The fusion of art and furniture adds depth and character to interiors, making them truly unique and memorable.
Personalised Living Spaces
The presence of Lauren's art in the Artifex showroom encourages clients to explore personalised design solutions. It sparks conversations about how art can be integrated into one's living space, whether through statement pieces or subtle accents. This personalisation leads to interiors that are an authentic reflection of the homeowner's taste and personality.
Expanding Creative Horizons
The collaboration invites both artists and interior designers to expand their creative horizons. It demonstrates that the worlds of art and design are not separate but interconnected, and when they come together, they can produce something truly extraordinary. This partnership encourages designers to think beyond conventions and explore new dimensions of creativity.
A Beacon of Inspiration
The partnership between Artifex and Lauren Esplin serves as a beacon of inspiration in the world of design and art. It exemplifies the power of collaboration and the endless possibilities that arise when like-minded visionaries come together to create something beautiful.
This partnership not only benefits art and design enthusiasts but also underscores the importance of supporting and celebrating local Australian creativity in all its forms. It showcases how art can enrich our lives, whether through a captivating canvas on the wall or a beautifully crafted piece of furniture in our living rooms.
The Future of Artifex and Lauren Esplin
As this partnership unfolds, the future holds the promise of even more exciting collaborations between art and design. It serves as a reminder that creativity knows no bounds and that there are endless opportunities to explore the intersection of art, furniture, and interior design.
For those who seek to infuse their living spaces with beauty, meaning, and inspiration, the collaboration between Artifex Interiors and Lauren Esplin offers a glimpse into a world where art is not just a decoration but an integral part of the design narrative. It's a partnership that celebrates the magic that happens when art and design unite to create something truly exceptional - a testament to the enduring power of creativity.
Stop into the Artifex showroom today, or view Lauren’s art on our website and IG shop.