Body Art by Cecilia Paredes

Lima, Peru-born artist Cecilia Paredes painting designs on herself to blend into various backgrounds using make-up, body paint and costumes.

"Normally one week before, we meet, my crew and I, and solve technical problems, lighting, location, etc and then we proceed to shoot. I paint my assistant, then take photos and then she paints me following my example."

"The illusion of 'disappearing' into the landscape that surrounds her, is in reality a blending, she is now 'part of the landscape' in her quest of belonging."

"The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin."

"Performance involves nudity one way or the other. The human body is a vehicle to express your thoughts. The series is not about the body though. It’s about location so in this case, the body is part of the landscape."

Her artworks remind me of Liu Bolin and Emma Hack.

All images are © Copyright of Cecilia Paredes

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Source: mymodernmetlittleobservationist


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