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Leda Catunda

Brazilian, b. 1961

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Leda Catunda

Brazilian, b. 1961

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Leda Catunda explores the boundary between painting and object in tactile, abstract wall works that incorporate textiles and often resemble organic forms. Interested in painting that transcends the picture plane and showcases its materiality, Catunda creates large-scale works composed of unusual fabrics, which she lays over the canvas and applies paint to. Cerebro (2008), made from acrylic on printed voile and red velvet, evokes a giant cellular network, while Siameses (1998) comprises two adjoined canvases covered in layers of variously colored, painted textiles in wave formations. In past works, Catunda has applied paint to industrial materials and domestic ones, such as towels, blankets, and mattresses. She studied under Regina Silveira and Julio Plaza, among other artists.

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Biography

Leda Catunda explores the boundary between painting and object in tactile, abstract wall works that incorporate textiles and often resemble organic forms. Interested in painting that transcends the picture plane and showcases its materiality, Catunda creates large-scale works composed of unusual fabrics, which she lays over the canvas and applies paint to. Cerebro (2008), made from acrylic on printed voile and red velvet, evokes a giant cellular network, while Siameses (1998) comprises two adjoined canvases covered in layers of variously colored, painted textiles in wave formations. In past works, Catunda has applied paint to industrial materials and domestic ones, such as towels, blankets, and mattresses. She studied under Regina Silveira and Julio Plaza, among other artists.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo
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13 Artists to Watch at ArtRio
Sep 9th, 2015
13 Artists to Watch at ArtRio
Leda Catunda Translates the Color and Rhythm of Brazilian Nightlife to Paper
Apr 30th, 2015
Leda Catunda Translates the Color and Rhythm of Brazilian Nightlife to Paper
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