Camouflage artwork by Cecilia Paredes
Born in Lima, Peruvian artist Paredes studied at the Catholic University Art School in her native city. Then, at the Cambridge Arts and Crafts School in England and at the Scuola del Nudo in Rome, Italy. Cecilia is a Rockefeller Fellow since 1998.
Her “Camouflage” artwork is a series of self-portraits where Cecilia experiments by painting her own body with the amazingly intricate patterns of wallpaper behind her. Her silhouette hovers in space intertwined in the pattern behind her. Cecilia also does photo performances using make up, body painting or any other resource to create her anthropomorphic images, transforming herself into animals, plants or landscapes.