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Carlos Tapia Sepúlveda , was born in Chile in 1944 and he lived in Quito from 1968 to 2010 the year he passed away.

In 1956 he worked on his first portraits copying astronomical illustration forming the trilogy.
He studied at the School of Applied Arts, a branch of the School of Arts of Santiago. This was the only formal instruction he has received and the start of his professional career. Then he studied at the Workshop of “Camilo Enriquez Vandengoil” and afterwards with the group “Workshop of the 60”.

He exhibited for the first time in l966, traveling to various South American countries (Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela). He has also exhibited in Spain (Madrid, Bilbao, Huesca), Italy and Switzerland.

He arrived to Ecuador in October 1969, he initially had an art exhibit in Quito and then in Cuenca. In Ecuador he has stood out in many occasions, especially when he was awarded with the Ecuadorian National Painting Prize.

He relays on a vast number of expositions in various Hispano-American countries.

Catasse is an imaginative and untiring painter. Color plays a preponderant role on his works. He searches the human figure, the Andean landscape and also the color of the sea.

He has created a mark, a seal, an emblem of the best contemporary and avant-garde painting. We can read through this Latin American and universal painter’s work, a subtle homage to the great masters, keeping always his own style.

Landscape is the scenery where the man is the protagonist. Catasse, the drawer, has influence over his works.

EXHIBITIONS:

1966 Juan Francisco Gonzalez. La Serena, Chile.
1967 Antofagasta, Chile.
1968 Sala Naira, Buenos Aires, Argentina Coin National House, Potosi, Bolivia.
1969 “El Diario” Hall, La Paz, Bolivia.
Cuba Grau, Piura, Peru.
Kitgua Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1970 Ambato National Hall, Ambato – Ecuador.
Pachacamac Hall, Guayaquil – Ecuador.
1971 Mariscal Sucre Gallery.
1972 Bank of Chile Hall, Santiago de Chile Art Museum. Quito, Ecuador.
Inga Pirca Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1973 Pachacamac Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Charpantier Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Latin American Gallery of the San Diego Museum. Bogota, Colombia.
Art Museum. Quito, Ecuador.
1974 Armando Reveron Hall. Caracas, Venezuela.
Gaudi Gallery. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Chapantier Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Caspicara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1975 Charpantier Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Caspicara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Armando Reveron Hall. Caracacas, Venezuela Galeria. Quito, Ecuador.
1976 Caspicara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
House of Culture Azuay. Cuenca, Ecuador.
Ambato National Hall. Ambato, Ecuador.
1977 Caspicara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1978 Goribar Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
André Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Del Valle Gallery. Ecuador.
1979 Eco Gallery, Santiago de Chile.
Caspicara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1980 Armando Reveron Hall. Caracas, Venezuela.
Rapa Nui Gallery. Salinas, Ecuador.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Goribar Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
André Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
1981 Goribar Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1982 Goribar Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Pachacamac Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1983 André Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1983 Pomaire Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1986 Cristina and Arthur Stutz Gallery. Zurci, Switzerland.
Beltrametti Gallery. Rome, Italy.
Sosa Gallery – Nestlé. Quito, Ecuador
1987 Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Pomaire Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Cuatro Gallery. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Workshop Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
1989 Goya Gallery. Zaragoza, Spain.
1990 Art-Center. Leon, Spain.
L´Art Center. Quito, Ecuador.
Marisa Almazan Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
1991 “Dela Banca” Club. Lima, Peru.
1992 Montmartre Gallery. Bilbao, Spain.
D´Art Gallery. Huesca, Spain.
1993 Bucarest Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
Contemporary Art Found. Zaragoza, Spain.
Contemporary Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
Wyst Endara Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Tocre Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
Art Center. Leon, Spain.
Jalon Gallery. Zaragoza, Spain.
Art Center. Leon, Spain.
Muñoz Vega Gallery. Cuenca, Ecuador.
1994 “America 200” Gallery. Lima, Peru.
Gafe Gallery. Tubingen, Germany.
Contemporary Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
1995 Art Center. Leon Spain.
Archeological Museum. La Serena, Chile.
Cultural Art Corporation. Viña del Mar, Chile.
Contemporary Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
1996 Art & R. Hotel. Malaga Palacio, Spain.
Praxis Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
Workshop, Gallery. Quito, Ecuador.
Contemporary Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
1997 Art Museum. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Art & South International Fair. Malaga, Spain.
1998 Uranga, Gallery. Bilbao, Spain.
Schifflande Maur, Switzerland.
Contemporary Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
De Bulé Gallery. Santiago de Chile.
Art and R. Malaga Palacio, Spain
2000 “Jorge Ontiveros”Gallery. “From XVII Century to Our Days” – Madrid, Spain.
De Bulé Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
A.F.A. International Fair. Holland.
F.A.O. Rome, Italy.
2001 Art & R. Malaga Palacio. Spain.
Art Found. Quito, Ecuador.
De Bulé Gallery. Santiago, Chile.
2002 “Catasse in Chile”.
“Angelini Building” Gallery. Santiago, Chile.

AWARDS:

Carlos Catasse obtained the Ecuadorean National Painting Award in 1987. During his long artistic trajectory he has also obtained important national and international recognitions as we can see below:

• National Association of Independent Artists First Award. Santiago, Chile – 1967
• XXI October Hall: Award of the Governor´s House. Guayaquil, Ecuador – 1977
• “Camilo Egas” First Award. National Contest of Drawing, Water Color, Tempera and Drawing. Tempera Gold medal, Sculpture No. 2. Quito, Ecuador – 1978
• VIII “Luis A. Martinez” VIII Hall of Painting - Guaira Chamber of Commerce. Fist Prize, “Figures in Blue” – 1979
• “Luis A. Martinez” X National Hall of Painting. Honorable Mention. Ambato, Ecuador
• “Luis A. Martinez” XI National Hall of Painting. First Mention “Party at Maria´s House”. Ambato Ecuador – 1980
• VIII National Contest of Drawing, Water color, Tempera and Engraving. “Camilo Egas” Tempera Third Prize. Quito, Ecuador – 1981
• XXIX National Hall of Painting “Guayaquil Foundation” First Honorable Mention: “Man´s Symbols” –1985
• “Mariano Aguilera”Painting and Sculpture Contest. First Honorable Mention: “Homage to Chagall” – 1985
• “Comision de Fiestas de Quito” XI Tempera-Painting Contest, First Prize: “Diptico”. Quito,Ecuador –1985
• “Mariano Aguilera” Painting and Sculpture Annual Contest. Honorable Mention: “The Quixote”. Quito, Ecuador – 1986
• “Mariano Aguilera” Annual Painting And Sculpture Contest. First Prize: “The Travestis”. Quito, Ecuador – 1987
• “Ricardo Andwater” First Prize. Valdivia, Chile
• Artistic Merit Award Benajmín Carrión Ecuadorian House of Culture

CANVAS IN MUSEUMS:

• “Two suns for my Land”. Latin American Art Museum. Havana, Cuba.
• “Pre-Columbian with fish”. Larres Drawing Museum. Aragon, Spain.
• Comteporary Art Museum. Cuenca, Ecuador.
• Malaga University. Malaga, Spain.
• Chilean Embassy. Quito, Ecuador.
• F.A.O. Italy.
• Swissôtel. Quito, Ecuador.
• Guayaquil Hotel. Guayaquil, Ecuado.r
• Central Bank of Guayaquil. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
• Pichincha Bank. Quito, Ecuador.
• La Previsora Bank. Guayaquil, Ecuador.
• La Previsora Bank. Quito, Ecuador.
• La Previsora Bank. Quito, Ecuador.
• Pacific Bank. Quito, Ecuador.
• “Cantagallos” Private Collection. Quito, Ecuador.
• Art & R. Spain.
• “Joaquin Aguilera Mella” Private Collection. Santiago, Chile.
 
 
 
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