Leda Catunda

[b. 1961 - present] View All Work

Leda Catunda explores the boundary between painting and object in tactile, abstract works that incorporate textiles and often resemble organic forms. Interested in painting that goes beyond the standard 2-dimensional plane and focuses its materiality, Catunda creates large-scale works composed of unusual fabrics, which she applies to the paper or canvas and applies paint to. Cerebro (2008), made from acrylic on printed voile and red velvet, Often her work evokes a giant cellular network covered in layers of multi-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.