Jorge Muscia is a plastic artist and ‘fileteado’ instructor with over 30 years of experience in his field. Muscia, also known as the Fileteador of Tango, distinguishes himself for being a force in the revival of this old style of painting and for being a renowned instructor and promoter of the filete art in Argentina and the world.

 

Regarding his work, both tango ["Jorge Muscia , pintor y escultor, ha realizado una amplísima obra, también en Europa, ya considerado verdadero Maestro de este arte hermano plástico del Tango" HORACIO FERRER, poeta e historiador, para Oratorio Carlos Gardel, 1990] historians as well as art critics hail him as one of the most notable heirs of this popular argentine painting tradition.

 

He started studying painting and sculpture in 1976 at the National School of Fine Arts in Argentina, specializing in fileteado porteño (Buenos Aires’ fileteado style) with filete master teacher León Untroib. He also studied diverse international popular arts and ornamental styles, and since 1989 started conducting extensive research in art styles in Italy, Spain, France, England, United States, Mexico, Russia and China.

 

Tango and fileteado are closely related, therefore Muscia participated in several projects where both art forms intersected; he was also a pioneer in integrating the fileteado art into areas in which this type of art had not been seen before. Due to his commendable contribution to Buenos Aires’s popular arts, he was appointed Head Professor at the Academia Nacional del Tango de la República Argentina [Argentina’s National Tango Academy], position which he has continuously held since 1990.

 

In 1995 Muscia publishes "El Filete Porteño, Arte Popular de Buenos Aires"

He has presented individual and collective exhibits in Argentina. Since 1984 and sponsored by the Chancelorship of Argentina, he has exhibited his work in art galleries and cultural centers in Europe –London, Berlin, Barcelona, Toulouse, among others, and in Mexico and The US, fact which according to critics has helped to legitimize the fileteado as a means of artistic expression. 

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