1985 Rio de Janeiro | works and lives in Bordeaux, France.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1985. After graduating in Industrial Design at the Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-RJ, she worked as a print designer at Ana Laet’s office, where she created for major brazilian fashion brands such as Animale, Andrea Marques, Tidsy and others.
In 2014, she joined the immersion course by Charles Watson, called Origin and Property. From notebook studies, she developed a look to everyday scenes, which resulted in a series called “Papel Grande”, with 100 x 150 cm drawings. The works, made in watery acrylic paint and in strong tones, have a common theme of flower vases, which makes a kind of subtle reflection on the “still life” pictorial genre that fascinated the great painters.
In 2015, she began to explore a new concept of form and color, using oil paint to occupy dominant and distinct spaces, with the intention of extracting an abstraction from common scenes. The series, called “Espaços soberanos”, dialogues with the problematic of the occupation of space from forms that are organized through colors, this project results in his first solo show at the Mercedes Viegas gallery in Rio de Janeiro.
Based on travels, movements and diverse experiences of her daily routine, Duda’s painting explores the barriers between the figurative and the abstract. In the series “Desenhos do sol”, she documented through photos his view of Lisbon, which resulted in a woodcut available at the Carpe Diem Institute, an institution in which he held a residency in 2015. In his last solo exhibition at the Celma Albuquerque gallery, in 2017, Duda takes the observer along with the artist on a personal trip to Peru, where several shades of green are interrupted by strong and spontaneous colors that remind us of an existing country.
Currently, Duda works and lives in Bordeaux, France, where she continues to develop the project entitled “Andar imaginário”, which aims to seek the magical impossibility of the unspeakable and translate it into the painting, through the silence that is perceived with the eyes, the attentive gaze and present, in constant movement, full of curiosity and questions. They are records in photos and notebooks with notes and drawings about the seasons experienced in the year, autumn, winter, summer and spring, which already result in smaller and less colorful paintings while still maintaining great femininity, a strong mark of Duda’s work.