Ornate Painted Patterns Conceal Photographer Cecilia Paredes Against Textile Backdrops | Colossal


NOVEMBER 8, 2021. GRACE EBERT
“Blue Flight” (2021). All images courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Art

Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes continues her ongoing series of camouflaged self-portraits with deceptive new works that leave only her hair, eyes, and ears untouched. Set against lavish backdrops printed with birds in shades of blue, floral motifs, and ornate flourishes, Paredes paints her skin and positions herself in a precise alignment with the chosen pattern, disappearing among the colorful landscapes. Each work, which the Lima-born artist refers to as “photo performances,” considers how individual identities are informed by natural environments and the broader cultural milieu. […]

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3 Responses to Ornate Painted Patterns Conceal Photographer Cecilia Paredes Against Textile Backdrops | Colossal

  1. This gives the expression “to fade in with the wallpaper” another dimension … joke aside, I think it is beautiful. Is it even an English expression? I am in doubt now, maybe it is Danish.

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