Metamorphosis of Cecilia Paredes

Metamorphosis of Cecilia Paredes

Cecilia Paredes creates photo performances that play with disguise and metamorphosis.

She is known for a series of self-portraits in which she vanishes into a graphic background.

These photo pieces often involve an artist painting herself with bright, intricate patterns before documenting her body against a wall of the same motifs.

Influenced by nature, Paredes also transforms herself into animals in realistic, glamorous studio portraits; an image of the artist adorned to resemble a majestic parrot was included in the 2005 Venice Biennale.

Paying tribute to the flora and fauna of her native Peru, Paredes creates layered statements of her own identity.

Her works also corresponds to our relationship with nature and the responsibility to creatures that surround us.

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