Leda Catunda

São Paulo, SP, 1961


Leda participated in the phenomenon known as Generation 80, a group of new artists who received sudden recognition in the São Paulo art scene. Catunda was a pupil of Nelson Leirner and inherited his interest in “appropriating” objects. When using the objects as support for a very particular type of painting, both figurative and abstract, the artist combines these objects with traditionally female practices, such as sewing and embroidery.


Catunda prefers using objects that she had a connection with or that were familiar – such as the cover of the armchair from the dining room, the canvas of the parasol, and parents´ bedspread - refusing to allow these objects to be forgotten. The intrinsic characteristics of these supports are appropriated by Catunda lending her artworks the irregular shapes of these objects.

Rua Caconde 152

01425 – 010 São Paulo, Brazil

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