show exhibition

artistic painting

Opening: Thu 5 Jul 2012. 18:30 -

Dates: 5 Jul 2012 - 28 Jul 2012

1Sarah Britten (31 Aug 1974 - )


Address: Shop 2, The Grove Cnr Juta & Melle Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Description: The Pulse of the City exhibition of Johannesburg cityscapes in lipstick was inspired by my involvement with a campaign to launch the Range Rover Evoque. I had been painting with lipstick since 2002 when it started by accident. Over the years I focused on still life, and it would never have occurred to me to attempt cityscapes were it not for Land Rover. To thank Land Rover's marketing director for choosing me as a brand ambassador, I presented him with a painting of my interpretation of the campaign. That first cityscape led to others, and over time my style has evolved in several different directions. The exhibition is divided into several themes - Cityscapes, Zoo City, Ngunis and Sisyphus in Johannesburg. The Ngunis, for example, represent pop art meets 18th century English farmanimal portraits meets 19th century naturalistsí notebooks meetssocial history. Each painting features the Johannesburg skyline.