Today we’d like to introduce you to Madison Buratt.
Hi Madison, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers.
I’ve always been a creative person, but I began painting at 21 while in college (4-5 years ago). After pursuing it daily for two years or so, I transitioned into doing art full time for the following 3 year period. I combine my love of street art and architecture in my paintings, and I usually use acrylic paint, oil pastel, and varnish in my works.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Absolutely not! There always is a struggle, but I think what helps me is that I frame it differently.
Instead of it being a roadblock, I like to observe struggles as a step that is simply providing me with greater knowledge and awareness. Until I encounter a problem, I don’t have to competency/awareness to fix it. All of the challenges I’ve encountered, big and small, have given me the gift of furthering myself in all sorts of capacities.
One main obstacle is learning how to adapt/adjust to changing algorithms of social platforms, and further, deciding if it’s worth pursuing in the first place. Although social media has the benefit of large-scale access, innovation, and updated ways of reaching others- it sometimes (for me at least), feels forced, surface-level, and a bit gauche.
Instead of feeling inspired to create more digital content, I feel more inclined to rebel and not participate/go entirely off the grid/only sell my work in person/become more eccentric. I’m not sure what I’ll do, but this is the most relevant example that I can think of.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a painter, street artist, designer, and architecture nerd. I mainly paint on canvas with acrylic and oil pastel, and I reference a lot of brutalist architecture, machines, and graffiti to create my paintings. I believe in having fun!
I’m most known for taking the whole 80’s street art graffiti scene/outsider art spin on my work and combining it with the things I personally love in my day-to-day life. What I’m specifically drawn to changes over time, but it often consists of concrete buildings, trends in fashion, and very specific colors/moods (which are sometimes inspired by whatever music I am listening to).
What sets me apart from others is my indomitable will. If I have one trait, good or bad, it is undoubtedly the fact that I am willful. I firmly believe I am worthy of doing what I want and living “the” life I desire, just as much as anybody else does: and it makes it that much easier to put myself out there and get what I want.
My plan for the future is to keep drinking an egregious amount of black coffee, paint every day, and do something so compelling that it makes everybody’s jaw drop (but as far as more details go, I’ll let you know when I find out).
On a serious note, my goal is to do more in-person events with galleries, specifically in international spaces (I go through phases, and I truly love/miss sharing my art globally).
Beyond that, I will curate an exhibition for a local gallery in the next six months or so, and I would love to do more of that. Perhaps some murals, too!
- 5″ x 7″ $20
- 8″ x 10″ $40
- 11″ x 14″ $75
- 16″ x 20″ $160
- 30″ x 40″ $600
- Website: https://www.madisonburatt.com
- Instagram: @madisonburatt.art
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madisonburatt/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MadisonBuratt/community
- Other: https://www.etsy.com/shop/madisonburattart