Leda Catunda
Geography
4 Nov – 23 Dec 2022
39 Walker

Installation view in white walled room with earth like sculpture in background and spotted wallpaper in foreground

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Leda Catunda, Geography, Installation view, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, 2022

This group of works presents a subjective geography and reveals a natural world structured by the artificial, by the synthetic and hyperbolic universe of images in which we are so deeply immersed. In these object- paintings, the artificial is evoked not only by the use of materials such as plastic and various fabrics generated by the fashion and decoration industry, but also by a simplified vision of a life focused on material consumption and the fulfillment of standardized desires. The symbols of these values, such as famous brands and images of cars, nature, and celebrities, are often appropriated from t-shirts. At first, the appropriation of images highlights the choices as well as the esthetic of the society that created them. The images are then organized as collage, in a loving way that, in part, celebrates the legitimacy of everyone's search for identification, comfort and happiness.

— Leda Catunda, 2022 Translated by Lilian Tone

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bípede (Biped)

Bípede (Biped), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Gotas transparentes II (Transparent drops)

Gotas transparentes II (Transparent drops), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mapa mundi II

Mapa mundi II, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mapa Mundi

Mapa Mundi, 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Escamosa (Scaly)

Escamosa (Scaly), 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dupla dourada (Double Golden)

Dupla dourada (Double Golden), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Paisagem com lua (Landscape with Moon)

Paisagem com lua (Landscape with Moon), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Cordilheira (Mountain Range)

Cordilheira (Mountain Range), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled (provisory)

Untitled (provisory), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Palmeira

Palmeira, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled O lindo lago do amor

O lindo lago do amor, 2021

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Rio Rosa (Pink River)

Rio Rosa (Pink River), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Paisagem (Landscape)

Paisagem (Landscape), 2022

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Onça (Jaguar)

Onça (Jaguar), 2022