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Born  13 Oct 1955  Montevideo  Uruguay.
 
 
STUDIED WITH
 
1967-69    Esteban Garino.
1984         Vicente Martín.
1987         Guillermo Fernández.
1989-90    Clever Lara.
1991         Carlos Lazo - Cinema and Video.
1991         Plastic Arts Museum, Stephen Faharthing (Oxford University).
1991         Miguel Battegazzore.
 
 
EXHIBITIONS 
 
2013  Confluence des Arts at Gallery Artchill, Amber Fort, Jaipur.
2010  Cri´Dart, Metz, La Moselle, Francia.
2010  DGLux, Luxemburgo.
2009  Musée Des Arts Derniers, París, Francia.
2009  Galerie Ines Schulz, Dresden, Alemania.
2009  Galerie inBgriff, Berlín, Alemania.
2009  Ashok Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.
2009  Autoria BsAs Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2009  Praxis, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
2009  Artium, Santiago de Chile, Chile.
2008  The Americas Collection, Coral Gables, USA.
2008  The Americas Collection & Rotsen Design in Wynwood, Miami, USA.
2008  Lèche-vitrines Art Alliance, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
2008  Gallery Artchill, Amber Palace, Rajasthan, India.
2008  Art2Day Gallery, Pune, Maharastra, India.
2008  Habitante Art Gallery, Panamá.
2008  Weil Art Art Gallery, Panamá.
2008  Laura Haber Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007  Trench Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay.
2006  Indico, Montevideo, Uruguay.
2001  La Cartuja, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1999  "First Biennial of Peñarol in Art" L.A.T.U., Montevideo, Uruguay.
1995  "20 years and a studio" Master Cléver Lara Studio, in Municipal Council Hall Montevideo, Uruguay.
1995  Cultural Center of Chimené, Manaos, Brazil.
1994  Contemporary Art Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1994  Light Palace (U.T.E.), Montevideo, Uruguay.
1994  Notaries Art Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1994  Promotion League of Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay.
1994  Plastic and Visual Arts Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1994  Raw Gallery, London, England.
1994  Galerie K´Art de Simón Kerven, "Carlos Musse y Ernesto Vila", París, France.
1993  Liberty Building, Republic Presidency, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1993  Gaucho and Coin Museum, "Children's Villages", Montevideo, Uruguay.
1993  Itinerant Sample, Prize "V Centenary of Plastic Expression", Municipal Councils of Maldonado, Lavalleja, Durazno, Río Negro y Colonia.
1992  French Alliance, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1992  Book Institute, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1992  Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1992  Fine Arts Museum, Salto, Uruguay.
1992  Swiss Club, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1992  Montevideo Town Council, Prize "V Centenary of Plastic Expression", Montevideo, Uruguay.
1991  Giácomo Lo Bue Art Gallery, Córdoba, Argentina.
1991  Jane de Verner Art Gallery, Ville Franche, Francia.
1991  Italian Institute of Culture, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1991  Ponto a Ponto Art Gallery, Bento Gonçalvez, Brazil.
1991  Buenos Aires City Culture Secretariat, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1991  Genaro Pérez Fine Arts Museum, Córdoba, Argentina.
1991  Artiguista Didactic Museum, Maldonado, Uruguay.
1991  Jane de Verner Art Gallery, Malmö, Sweden.
1991  El Galpón Theater, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1991  Municipal Underground Art Gallery, "Aluarte 91", Aluminium sculpture,Montevideo, Uruguay.
1991  Uruguayan Film Institute, Video "Without time and space", Montevideo,Uruguay.
1990  Ponto de Arte Art Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1990  Cristina González Art Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
1990  Anglo Institute, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1990  Municipal Underground Art Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay.
1990  Soudan Art Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina Prizes.
1990  First Prize of Painting, "Art First Biennial of Uruguay's Car Club". 
1992  First Prize of Painting, "Art Fourth Biennial of Salto".
1993  Third Prize of Painting, "80º Anniversary of U.T.E." Contest. 
1990  Selected for Prize "National Fund of Arts", Buenos Aires City Culture Secretariat.
1990  Second Prize of Painting, El Galpón Theater. 
1990,91  Selected Prize "Paul Cézanne", Plastic and Visual Arts Museum. 
1990  Selected in Municipal Council Hall.
- Selected 7º in Spring Hall, Anglo Institute.
- Selected Prize "Aluarte 91", aluminium sculpture, Municipal Underground Art Gallery.
- Selected Prize "Fiftieth Anniversary Notaries Savings Bank" 1991, Notaries ArtGallery.
- Second Prize "LightningVideo", for video "Without time and space", Uruguayan Film Institute.
1992  Selected Prize "V Centenary de Plastic Expression", organized by Spanish.
- Embassy and Iberoamerican Cooperation Institute.
1999  Selected "First Biennial of Peñarol in Art", LA.T.U. (Technological Laboratory of Uruguay).
 
  
Artist Statement
 
What to say about my artwork? I do not find it easy to analyze it, may be a good beginning, any serious analysis is not easy, and I do not also feel myself capable to elaborate a theory about my task, it is not my job, I feel like -and it gratifies me more- to be a performer. I know that on a white canvas, I enjoy enormously to provoke on it a sort of invasion, very free and wild, to the best style of “action painting” where I can download with power and confidence colors and forms that I did not know even myself just a moment before I could do, to incur from different angles, and to see little by little what it begins to appear at “random”. After the pause, a moment of quietness observing what is there, until in some sector emerges a shape, a color or a combination of both that seduces me, that suggests me a theme and I begin to think how to integrate the rest of the artwork to that shape. The searching of that integration, most of the time provokes other shapes and sectors to appear which I feel interesting and they finally end covering the original idea, so is that many times I find myself painting and repainting the same artwork once again. When a harmony emerges from the whole, it is after putting the finishing touches to that “rough stone”, that same rough stone that as well as our being can always be improved and polished in its most pronounced edges. After so much display, in a moment I feel a state of infatuation over the artwork, “delighted” for it … and it is at this point that one should let the most objective judge to get in, the time. Many times I discover that that “wonder” has lacks here and there and when trying to correct them … I have to begin once again. Sometimes I think “this artwork is much better than I can paint” and if days go over –and this feeling persists- that infatuation turns into a peaceful joy to contemplate what is done and it is me, who is the first surprised one by the result. I try the artwork to awake an emotion in me, a feeling, a smile or peace when observing it, and when this does not happen, frustration, anger and a wish of destroying everything appear, summing up, the most dark and violent side of oneself. I believe here it is the synthesis of my job, something that is not new in the human being, negative can be transformed into positive. It is not easy. I chose painting. 
 
Carlos Musse Montevideo, Uruguay, 2008