By Libby Lancaster
Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/11/19 – Artist Brayden Bugazzi is a rising star in the LA Art scene. Like many kids with artistic ability, he was inspired by comic books, but didn’t choose that path as an artist. He explains, “I was always good at working off of an image, so I guess you might say my mother inspired me, because she sat me down one day and has me redraw a cartoon drawing, and I found I could do it, and that was so much fun for me. Later on that has worked well, because I redraw images of my favorite Icons, and collage in the details.”
Bugazzi started as a photographer out of college, then later used collage…adding additional media to his work such as magazine clips to create pop works of art, such as his well-known Marilyn Monroe series. He has created a niche for his art and was recently asked to exhibit the collaboration work he created with Karen Bystedt and The Lost Warhols at Context Art Fair at Miami Art Week (December 2018), and at the LA Art Show this past January 2019. He continues to shoot photography, all the while creating one-of-a-kind artworks paying homage to pop sensations such as Madonna, Queen Latifah, and Michael Jackson…just to name a few.
One such work is entitled Frida Rising. This piece is inspired by the struggles of Frida, and the beauty of her and her work, and what she was able to accomplish given her circumstances in life,” explained the artist. He is excited about showing his work at the upcoming Art in LA Affair on February 13th through February 17th. The annual art fair is presented by AC Gallery, in partnership with Artsy. The opening night gala offers an open bar, appetizers and live music in the sculpture garden. A new interactive series will be featured at the art fair. Bugazzi has created it so that people can participate and take selfies.
He will also be participating in the Superfine! Art show which runs from February 15th to the 17th. As an artist he loves the challenge of a creating a new commission…Bugazzi added, “I am currently working on an artwork of the City Scape of Dallas for a Venture Capital firm in Dallas Texas. I will be presenting it there in person for the grand opening of the office.”
Meet Brayden Bugazzi at the Art in LA Affair on February 13th through February 17th at AC Gallery located at 1546 N. Highland AVE. Hollywood, 90028; https://www.artinla.us
On Wednesday, February 13th, Art in LA Affair officially opens from 8-11pm. Opening night tickets are $50 and include red carpet arrivals, cocktails, appetizers, and live music in the sculpture garden. Or skip the opening and attend the art fair. Show hours are: 11am to 4pm throughout the weekend and cost $10 per person.
Learn more about Brayden Bugazzi on his website, https://braydenart.com/