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BACK TO THE FRONT

 

After 25 years of adventures and doing everything in life, the pretension of a child returned.

 

Born in Brazil in the 70s, the artist has only developed autobiographical paintings since 2020 of what he lived, of what he imagined he had lived and perhaps of what he still intends to live.

 

The artist builds unusual dream scenes based on his references of affective imagery memories with visual plots inspired by the past, present and future. The retro atmosphere of buildings, garages, gas stations, garbage and decadent environments in post-art deco and in the post-modern era in the tropics under American cultural colonization in art, customs and design. The occupation by the strongest. The struggle for survival. The cyclical transition from the new to the old.

 

All of this creates an alternative moment where things happen. An ever present time that we reach in dreams. The artist grew up and was created in this medium and uses that medium to recreate the world in which he lived through materials such as paints and enamels, with strength and youth in basic, strong and striking colors that move between the graphic language of comics, graffiti and the naive art of plaque painters from any alley in a jerkwater city in the centre of nowhere. 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE 

 

Leandro Cunha studied bachelor's degree in Industrial Design at UnB and graduated as Visual Artist at UFG.