Brayden Bugazzi started obsessively building his works out of recycled magazines and as he created more and more collages, he started to mix more and more elements into them. As a photographer through the years, the artist started to build a fascination with the idea of how disposable printed media is and also a internal feeling of sadness for how the digital revolution has cheapened the cost of photography work. With many years of working in the digital realm, Brayden also felt this need to build with his hands and have more of a physical connection with his work as well as Internally feeling a sense of satisfaction of breathing new life back into these discarded magazines.
When the viewer sees Brayden’s work, they are first taken in by the bright colors and the fun story lines that he creates with the greater image. However, as they delve into the details of his work, they may walk away with a deeper message of longing and subtle sadness masked by the beauty inherent within.
Brayden Bugazzi works to create and delve into the essence of a smaller story within the larger context of a novel. And it is only when you look closer at the thousands of images Brayden uses to create his collages that you will be able to finally understand albeit for only a moment.
Brayden Bugazzi is currently an AC Gallery Resident Member on Artsy.net