Sarah Britten Art

Paintings in lipstick

A cloud of words

I love word clouds. They have an arty quality all of their own, and since I incorporate written words into my work, I see parallels between images like this and […]

My launch with Range Rover

None of the Pulse of the City art would exist without Land Rover, the brand which quite literally inspired it. So it was only appropriate that I should hold a […]

The Nguni Series

Think pop art meets 18th century English farm animal portraits meets 19th century naturalists’ notebooks meets social history. There’s a certain irony in placing cattle in a cityscape, but then […]

Car City: A love triangle

The car I drive originally catalysed all of this art through the Pulse of the City campaign, and continues to inspire it in other ways. When I am looking for […]

Putting up the work

Who knew? There are specialist picture hangers who handle exhibitions – which is a relief, because I’m terrible at hammering in nails. Here’s Tau putting up Electric Storm I and […]

Swimming at Night

During the summer months over the past three years I have swum in my parents’ pool in the evenings. From the water I could see the city to the south. […]

The Cityscape Series

The cityscapes are paintings not so much of Johannesburg itself but how I feel about the place where I have spent most of my life. I’m a child of the […]


Of all the work up at the Pulse of the City exhibition, this is probably the most personally significant to me. The Swimming at Night paintings come close, but as […]

The Zoo City Series

Lauren Beukes’ award-winning science fiction novel Zoo City has exerted a strong influence on my work. Set in Hillbrow, the zoo city of the title, it features characters mysteriously attached […]