Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian artist who plays with our mind and our vision.
She appears merged before our eyes with the backgrounds she chooses. With the help of make-up, painting and costumes, the walls become part of the texture.
She explains her technique as a way of turning herself into a part of the botanical or floral landscape she paints. She does not do it alone; of course, she has assistants who help her in this art of perfection. In addition, sometimes she likes to leave tracks of herself. Therefore in some pictures we can see her hair or her hands, evident or more than evident, intriguing, mysterious.
But what is the purpose? (Besides the properly artistic one.)
According to the talented artist, this is a way of expressing what she feels about the issue of adjusting to belong. Though it is difficult to adapt yourself, you should never forget your roots, she indicates.
Images copyright Cecilia Paredes
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