Mathew Braunginn

Matthew Braunginn

These pieces are created through an emotionally driven, intuitive process. This process is guided by my absorption of life, society, sound, light, and physical space— it is how I experience life and existence and, in turn, is an expression of existence itself. These are made in a soundscape of a wide variety of musical genres, where, at times, I enter an almost psychedelic state, as if my neurons are forging new connections in each creation, with those connections being expressed within the creation itself.

As an artist, I got by Higgs: Higgs from Higginbotham, my paternal lineage, a rich history of Civil Rights, liberation, and the struggle of the African Diaspora. Finding meaning, soul, and a people in the attempt to capture and erase those very things. Higgs is the Higgs Boson, the particle that gives things mass. Without it, all this space and existence would have no mass.

The experience of these works reflects an existence of itself and the paradox of the uniqueness of our own individual existences— what you are seeing and experiencing is only experienced inside you. So this expression of my existence quickly expands, living in an almost liminal state, challenging boundaries and perceptions as you form new neural connections in viewing the art.