Sergio Muscat

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About the artist

Sergio Muscat’s art is one that looks closely – that approaches, associates, combines and recombines. As inspiration for his works, he creates an ever growing digital photographic archive of the world he encounters (everyday objects, artworks, architecture, technology, nature). Muscat’s archive bears testimony to the way he appropriates the world: His camera registers a subject, looks at it closely, distorts it, changes viewpoint or swirls around it. That work is then combined into his final artworks, which themselves are re-introduced into the archive as source for future work. Muscat renders the result into both traditional fine art prints and everyday objects such as silk scarves and architectural elements, reminding us that the world is something every individual constructs from exposure, experience, memories and interests, as well as preconceptions, biases and worldviews.

The journey of life is multi-faceted and multi-layered. Sometimes we are drowned by noise, confusion and a cacophony of emotions. Other times we feel liberated, fresh and strong, as though nothing can get in our way. In reality we live life undulating somewhere between these two states, always looking at the other side. Fear tends to pull us away from serenity, and only in darkness are we sometimes able to filter out the noise and focus on the positive. However, it is all there, all the time, it is only a matter of our perspective, and once we are able to put aside fear and face the whole picture, we can walk through the garden of life with a sense of peace.

Artworks by this artist