Episode 3: Love in a Parallel Universe: Interview with Madelaine Buttini
Madelaine Buttini (Madbutt) is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia currently exploring hand cut and digital collage using vintage and modern materials. In this episode, Maddie shares a beautiful, personal account of her life and creative journey. Enjoy our juicy chat about romance, changing careers, and following your instincts to find your artistic voice. We also discuss her current work and creative process behind her dreamy collages.
Madelaine Buttini (Madbutt) is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia currently exploring hand cut and digital collage using vintage and modern materials. Madelaine aspires to bring a moment of happiness and hope from her artwork, especially for those who feel lost and alone in our busy and sometimes overwhelming society. Her work reflects on the challenges she has faced as a friend, girlfriend, and feminist.
Over the past year, Madelaine has been busy exhibiting in New York, London, and throughout the East Coast of Australia. In 2017, Madelaine's work was featured in VICE Magazine and vastly online after Lana Del Rey shared one of her first public works "Brigitte" to promote her single, "Love". Since then her collage artworks are within inspiration sections of fashion literature, book covers, and albums. She is a contributing artist for the Brooklyn based magazine, The Dispatch, run by Folk Rebellion. She has worked with clients such as Goop, The BBC, Calfia Farms, and Roland Mouret.
As an artist Madelaine aspires to bring attention to important issues that affect a variety of communities. As someone who struggles with anxiety and depression, she aims to bring awareness about mental health issues by discussing her own struggles on social media with her artwork. In June 2018, she discussed the issue of consent and female circumcision (FGM) at her first Sydney group exhibition. She has donated works to charity art auctions for Friends With Dignity, Beyond Blue, and The Heliotrope Foundation to help raise funds for those in need.