Artist Profile: Matthew Haggett

Matthew Haggett, avatar photoMatthew Haggett


Focus: 3D fractal art, Raw fractals, Digital art
Tools: Mandelbulb 3D, Mandelbulber, Adobe CS
Also: Professional graphic designer
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA.

About: Matthew, a longtime artist and designer, has been exploring 3D fractal art since March of 2012. He was a competitive mathematician in high school, and has been a fractal geometry enthusiast since the late 1980s. With BA and MFA degrees in art and regular solo shows, Matthew has been a staple of the Portland, Oregon art scene since the 1990s. Matthew works in Mandelbulber and MB3D, with image mastering in Adobe Photoshop. In his 3D fractal art, he uses the same compositional techniques from his paintings to create dynamic, visually engaging images. A synthesis of math and art principles, his explorations of 3D fractals take some very interesting turns.

“I try to make work that reveals the forms of these mathematical objects and, at the same time, explores principles of formal composition—color, shape, patterning, and so forth.” Continue reading