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Artwork available for sale

 

Some of my prints are now available for sale worldwide on Fine Art America. I will be adding more prints over time. The website will allow you to choose the print size, medium, framing, etc. The can be shipped anywhere.

To see and purchase the works, just follow this link.

 

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Friday, 08 August 2014 10:39

Paper Published on Antae Journal

I have recently had the honour of publishing an academic paper on the Antae Journal. Below is the abstract and a link to the page on Academia.edu where you can find the paper.

 

Portraiture - Finding the Valid Fragment

The paper deals with the concepts of fragmentation and reconstruction in the field of portraiture. Taking a portrait as a large fragment of information, we look into ways in which it can be optimised and reduced such that it remains valid but becomes more efficient. The paper commences by exploring the concept of the fragment from various facets, including historically, especially from the modernist point of view, and goes forth to investigate various techniques from practices both adjunct and outside of the field of art in order to inform the portraiture process itself on how information can be collected, optimised and presented to the viewer.

Publication Date: Jun 2014

Publication Name: Antae Journal

Research Interests:
Creative Writing, Critical Theory, Visual Studies, Photographs, Portraits, Art History, Self and Identity, Art, Romanticism, Photography, Literature, Digital Photography, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Visual perception, Art and Science, Photography Theory, Portraiture, History of Art, Modernism (Art History), Philosophy of Photography, Modernism, History of photography, Fine Art Photography, NLP, Visual Arts, Photography (Visual Studies), Fine Arts, Identity, Memory, Visual Art, Post-modernism, Fine Art, Criminal profiling, and Fragmentation
 

 

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Tuesday, 31 December 2013 10:28

Abstract work with the Olympus OM-D EM-1

It has been a couple of months now since I've switched entirely to Micro Four-Thirds with the OM-D EM-1. I cannot say that I am disappointed in any way. It's solid, light and has amazing image quality for the sensor size. I'd say that the quality is indistinguishable to me from my work with the D700. I have never used a D800, and I am quite sure the quality on that camera is mind-blowing but I've never had the need for 36-MPix - not up to the sizes I print anyway, and the advantages in size, versatility and silent operation are certainly not to be ignored.

 

As some of you will know, my recent work has mostly centred around nature abstracts, and I have found some great advantages in the EM-1 that were hard to come by with the DSLRs. First off the live bulb function allows me to compose my images more accurately during long exposures, particularly at night with multi-second exposures. The ability to use the screen for this also allows me for more freedom of movement which makes the work even more daring, if I may use that word. I have already seen some evolution in my style using the OM-D, and I hope this will continue as I become more acquainted with this little gem.

 

Below are a few images that have until now emerged from my work with the EM-1. To view the entire Abstract galleries, see the Soul Searching and  Recomposition series.

 

OMD C140791 copy OMD C140922 copy OMD90156 NR copy

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:35

Best Wishes for the Festive Season 2013

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues,


I sincerely pass on my very best wishes for a wonderful festive season and an artful, healthy and prosperous 2014. It has been a very interesting year and I hope that the new one will be better, funner and ever more inspiring!

 

Best Wishes 2013

 


Best Wishes,
Sergio and Fleur

 

 

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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:27

Fringe Jazz Exhibition Photos

The full collection of images from the "Fringe" Jazz Photography Exhibition are now uploaded. Enjoy!

Click on one of the images above to go to the exhibition collection.

 

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Seeing Jazz

By Dr. Vince Briffa, Artist and Researcher

 

Fringe #6256Like his music, a fine photograph of a musician reflects his soul. I’m very interested in photography and in how the camera can capture personality…

Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

 

The jazz photographs of Sergio Muscat aim to capture the entire physicality of a musician’s performance in one telling story. For Sergio, seeing the music (performance) is as important as hearing it. But unlike Wassily Kandinsky’s abstracted paintings of musical improvisation or Piet Mondrian’s rhythmic depictions of the sound of jazz, Sergio is not after representing the music genre through his preferred artistic medium. He is more interested in the artist’s performance as an activity that develops over time. Capturing the real soul of the jazz musician requires Sergio to become synchronous with the performer’s own movements. Snapping the picture is therefore a refined exercise in clockwork body movement and camera control.

 Fring #6242.6158This performance by the photographer is also the technique used in Muscat’s recent Soul Searching series; a body of work which also incorporates the gambled gestures of the camera in movement as a means to capture the artist’s personal memories of a place. Sergio’s recent interest in such temporal afterimages has its roots in an internal search for the very soul of the viewer-viewed relationship, a pursuit for the absolute human experience befalling the photographer and the photographed.

One therefore needs to view this body of work not as a document of the many prominent jazz musicians that have graced our shores over the many years that the Malta Jazz Festival has been organised, but rather as a collection of fragments of outstanding performances executed by a duo of artists – the jazz musician and the photographer. Like a duet, these works require the input of both performers equally and, if one were fortunate enough to have been present during one of those incredible starry nights at Ta’ Liesse, one can truly relive the magic of the moment through each one of these works.

 

See the whole collection here.

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I have recently been invited to exhibit at the newly restored Palazzo de Piro in Mdina. It is a beautiful space and has a lot of cultural and personal history tied to it. The exhibition, entitled "Fringe" will feature work created during the past few years of the Malta International Jazz Festival, and will form part of the "Jazz on the Fringe" events in the run-up to this year's Jazz Festival. The exhibition launch event will be held on the 17th July, the day before the festival kicks off. It will also feature a performance by well known singer Nadine Axisa.

The Exhibition will run from the 17th July to the 29th Septeber. Further details may be found on the official Facebook event.

 

Fringe - Fine Art Photography Exhibition by Sergio Muscat

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Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:53

Purchase Prints

Photographs are available for sale directly as open edition pigment-on-paper prints, signed and dated. The images are printed on museum-quality fine art paper or dibond to order. To submit a request for quote, please contact us, submitting a link to the image or images required and including size, framing and shipping details.

Some prints are also available for sale through fineartamerica.com and pixels.com and shown below. Note that prints ordered from these sites are not signed.

 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012 11:33

Skywards Future Artists 2012 Finalist

Great news! I've made it to the finals of the Skywards Future Artists competition - if I win, my image will be printed on Skywards membership cards and promotional material!

Anyone who is an Emirates Skyward member can vote. Please help b
y sharing this and voting when possible!

Link to Image: https://www.skywardsfutureartists.com/Shortlist/View/21366

Link to Vote: https://www.skywardsfutureartists.com/SkywardsMembers/View/21366?briefId=0

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:17

The Battle between Static and Dynamic

The dead and the living. The ever-the-same and the ever-changing. The static and the dynamic. Most battles are fought to fend off intruders, invaders into what is thought to be someone else's space. It has always been so, and this battle is no different. This time, it's not man against man, but man against earth. Because this place is not ours. It belongs to itself, and mankind has used it and abused it since the day some bright spark lit the first fire. I will not go into the controversy of what we've done wrong or right - that is not my intention. My focus is on the fact that this conflict does exist, and in which ways we can look at it.

The premise is this - it is a battle we're never going to win. If we look at what man "creates", we see the static, the dead. I see a building today - same building tomorrow. By comparison, I see a blade of grass today - it's a flower tomorrow. Nature is alive, dynamic and ever-changing. It is self-sustaining and self-healing, and this is it's greatest weapon. We might not realise it, but we are just a speck in the history of the universe. A little bit like a flu or an itch we might have throughout our lifetime.

This thought fascinates me. From our point of view, nature's healing process is irritating. We build, it destroys, we create, it disintegrates. If we look at it from the opposing point of view, however, it very much resembles the actions of parasites and antibodies. We destroy, it heals. As they say, it's all a matter of relativity. What we see and what we believe depends entirely on our point of view. What we see as decomposition from our point of view is recomposition from nature's point of view.

I have always felt close to nature, and decay has always fascinated me. It has a visceral attractiveness - a stunning elegance under a veil of harshness. Since the day I grabbed a camera in hand I found myself photographing things that are falling apart. I find it interesting to observe and beautiful to look at.

The "Recomposition" series is an ongoing effort to document and interpret the beauty of decay in all its shapes and forms. As with all of my work, it is a collaborative effort - I will not stop at documentation, but rather use what I see as my starting point, building on it until I have uncovered the beauty I see in it for everyone else to enjoy.

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