Leda Catunda
Brazilian, born 1961
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Bergamin & Gomide at SP-Arte 2018,
Bergamin & Gomide
Carbono Galeria at SP-Arte 2018,
Carbono Galeria
Everything you are I am not: Latin American contemporary art from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection,
Mana Contemporary

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.