beauty within disregarded material
As a sustainably conscious artist passionate about street art & urban movements, I feel shame that spray cans are left behind in the nature.
I want to change that, by finding purpose for the empty spray can. With curiosity to explore the possibilities of the spray cans I cut them open and discovered the creational potential they offer.
It’s my mission to recycle everything, I created a daughter-project called "Rescued Paint" where I use the leftover paint in the cans on canvas, skateboards, bags and helmets to give them colors that would have otherwise been forgotten.
It’s like poetry to me to find unexpected resources in our environment and turn them into something desirable. When talking about sustainable- development or design, the concept of ‘cradle to cradle’ is continuously mentioned. This means that a product should be conceptualized in order to be used again, instead of being disposable and becoming waste. I stop the graffiti can from becoming waste and instead use it to create something mesmerizing.
Sarah Button is an independent artist born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Growing up crossing continents (such as North America, Africa & Europe) she hasn’t been able to fully root in any specific place. Unsure how to answer where she is from she feels a somewhat sense of home in Malmö, Sweden.
In 2018, she moved to Indonesia and became the first Artist in Resident in the Innovation Hub at the well-known Green School Bali.
Prior to that she had a tour showcasing her work at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show in London (2017) .
With varying upbringing and studies, she is constantly searching for forms of expression and purpose in the discarded. She has strong ambitions to take creative responsibility towards a positive change.
My work has always been focused on recreating abandoned materials to draw attention to socio-cultural and environmental complexities. Colorful, sharp forms and unexpected elements are characteristic of my works.
Photo by: M Dabbadie
23-27 May 2017
World-renowned garden designers, plant specialists, florists and nurseries come together every year to one of London's most charming and affluent neighbourhoods to show off cutting-edge garden designs and inspirational floral exhibits.
Stroll through show-stopping and award-winning gardens. Discover rare flowers and plants. Spot emerging gardening trends. See creative floral artworks and unusual displays. And browse the horticultural products on sale, from gardening gadgets to sculptures and plants.
The garden design equivalent to Paris Fashion Week, the show attracts more than 150,000 visitors each year, including members of the Royal Family.
26-28 May 2017
Three days of fun with Graffiti & Street Art at Snösätra; Scandinavias largest Graffiti Festival by Snösätra kultur, in collaboration with StreetCorner.
9-16 June 2017
Sarah Buttons first Solo Exhibition, proudly presented by Gallery FRANK in Malmö.
We invite you to experience a captivating form of expression from the spray can - explosive colors in the form of spatial sculptures, paintings with rescued spray paint and interactive works from the disassembled spray can.
30 June - 10 Sept 2017
Urban art has a long history and is created just like other arts and cultural forms in its context and in different forms of society and events. Artists have always borrowed from the street. Now the street have been established in the art rooms. In the exhibition Why Graffiti? Växjö konsthall has invited a number of norm-breaking street artists who highlight different aspirations, sacrifices and behind the curtains of illegal urban art.
The Green School Bali, Nov 2018 - ongoing
Canggu Bali, 24 Nov 2018
Malmö Gallery Night, 30 Sept 2017
Växjö Konsthall, 30 June - 10 Sept 2017
Solo Exhibition at Gallery Frank
Malmö, June 2017
Graffiti Wall of Fame
Stockholm, 26-28 May 2017
Chelsea Flower Show
London, 23-27 May 2017
Eskilstuna, Mars 2017
Lund, November 2016
Lund, November 2016
Malmö, 21-23 Oktober, 2016
Galleri Frank, Malmö, 12-14 Augusti, 2016
Metamorphos Feminist Design & Art market
Gothenburg, Mars, 2016
Eskilstuna, November 2013.
”Julitas Trädgård under 500 år”
Julita, Nordic Museum, Juni 2013.
”På väg åt rätt håll – ett hållbart projekt”
Länstrafiken Sörmland & Veolia Transport, Eskilstuna, April 2013.
Munktell Science Park, Eskilstuna, December 2012.
Hellidens Community College, Tidaholm, 2016-2017
Design for Sustainable Development
Malmö University, Malmö 2014
Eskilstuna Community College, Eskilstuna 2013-2014
Media & Visual Communication,
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, 2011
Malmö University, Malmö 2009-2012