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Hassan Musa Wikipedia
Hassan Musa (born 1951 in Sudan) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Southern France. Musa is considered an important contemporary African artist.
Musa earned a master's degree from the College of Fine and Applied Art at the Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan, 1976 and a doctorate in Fine Art and Art History from the University of Montpellier, France, 1979.
Musa's large works are usually executed in textile ink on printed textile, creatively blending the designs of the fabric with his own painting. In his art, which he claims should not be labelled as "African", Musa often appropriates classical Western masterpieces such as The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet or Olympia by Édouard Manet. Confronting and mixing these classical images with latter-day icons such as Vincent van Gogh, Josephine Baker, Che Guevara or Osama bin Laden, Musa creates a critical view on western art, politics and culture.
Hassan Musa is also a calligrapher, an engraver and has illustrated numerous books.
The artist is represented by the Pascal Polar gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Alongside gallery exhibitions, Musa's works have been shown at: