Largely self-taught, Leda Haitman first started drawing when she was 3-4 years of age. She began drawing cats, continuing to polish her skills in painting abstract nudes.
Leda is always on the hunt for something new and radical. Subsequently, many of her works are greatly influenced by her interest in psychological or social themes, hoping to spark a conversation between the viewer and her piece of art.
There are some familiar traces of expressionism here, reminding us of Egon Schiele, Gustave Klimt’s protégé. For instance, her paintings start to be reckoned for the intensity, raw sexuality, or at times twisted bodies. You will notice that Leda picks for her compositions soothing earth tones, using a distinctive, almost intuitive drawing style to create fluid figurative paintings.
Moreover, the Romanian painter’s work has a very contrasting aesthetic; at times sharing sex and death motifs, presenting the macabre in a brilliant light. It impresses how much confidence Leda conveys even at an early age, creating art that elicits the mood of the occasion. Her models, including herself, are depicted in sensual positions advocating for complete freedom to allow for creative individualism and self-determination.
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