Carlos Musse Biography

Carlos Musse work in Ruta 10 La Barra, Punta del Este and Canelones 1697, Montevideo Uruguay

Exhibitions 2013 - The Americas Collection, Coral Gables, USA "Maps of Life" 2012 - Pinta NY, New York, EEUU 2012 - Banque Populaire Lorraine Champagne, Francia 2011 - Masía El Royal, Teruel, Aragón, España 2010 - CriDart, Metz, Francia 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 - Praxis, Santiago de Chile, Chile 2009 - Artium, Santiago de Chile, Chile 2009 - Galería Ciudadela, Montevideo, Uruguay 2009 - Galería Autoría, Buenos Aires, Argentina 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


  • First Prize of Painting, “Art First Biennial of Uruguay’s Car Club”, 1990
  • First Prize of Painting, “Art Fourth Biennial of Salto”, 1992
  • Third Prize of Painting, “80º Anniversary of U.T.E.” Contest, 1993
  • Selected for Prize “National Fund of Arts”, 1990, Buenos Aires City Culture Secretariat
  • Second Prize of Painting, El Galpón Theater, 1990
  • Selected Prize “Paul Cézanne”, Plastic and Visual Arts Museum, 1990 and 1991
  • Selected in Municipal Council Hall, 1990
  • 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 Art Gallery
  • Second Prize “LightningVideo”, for video “Without time and space”, Uruguayan Film Institute
  • Selected Prize “V Centenary de Plastic Expression”, 1992, organized by Spanish Embassy and Iberoamerican Cooperation Institute.
  • Selected “First Biennial of Peñarol in Art”, 1999, LA.T.U. (Technological Laboratory of Uruguay)

Artist's Statement

Artist Statement Artist Statement What to say about my artwork? I do not find it easy to analyze it, may be a good beginning, not any serious analyze is 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 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