Artist Blends Into The Background Of Her Own Paintings
Cecilia Paredes creates beautiful camouflage photography, almost completely disguising herself in the photos.
Peruvian photographer, sculptor, and performance artist, Cecilia Paredes camouflages herself within two-dimensional, floral patterned environments. As the subject of the Skin Deep photography series (which the artist herself calls “photo-performances”), Paredes explores the boundaries of blending and vanishing into a background – disguising herself with paint to challenge the notion of identity, belonging and displacement.
By painting her skin, the artist places her body at the disposal of an environment that absorbs her in. She almost completely disappears into the printed fabric landscape while retaining elements of herself, revealing just her eyes or hair. Paredes explains: