Cecilia Paredes is a Peruvian-born, Philadelphia-based artist who mixes photography, painting and performance arts in order to develope a unique art form. She is the main subject of her own richly patterned artworks, yet her figure aesthetically disappears.

Instead of using canvas, Paredes paints directly onto her own skin. She uses paint and clothing patterns and blends herself into floral backgrounds like a chameleon. Sometimes she leaves her hair exposed, making her presence visible for the spectator.

“I wrap, cover, or paint my body with the same pattern of the material and re-present myself as part of that landscape,” she says. “Through this act, I am working on the theme of building my own identification with the entourage or part of the world where I live or where I feel I can call home. My bio has been described as nomadic so maybe this is also a need of addressing the process of constant relocation.”

Her performance leaves audiences mesmerized. Therefore, we invite you to see it for yourself and enjoy!

 

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Captain Marvel 3 months ago

If not for her hair, would seriously think she wasn't even there.

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Person2638 3 months ago

Didn't see her for a moment lol

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 3 months ago

For my next trick, I shall become one with the wall.

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Dorothy Parker 3 months ago

Gorgeous. I would want to look like this all the time. An alternate reality.

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Mya Lugar 3 months ago

Again.. don't know how she could paint intricacies like that on the back of her own body?????????

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Kyleigh Griffin 3 months ago

trippy

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Naomi George 3 months ago

i like pics like these, when she's almost invisible

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Fixin'Ta 3 months ago

Am I seeing it right, she's actually popping out of a hole in the fabric? If so, that's really clever.

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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 3 months ago

She disappears, well that's a bit of a push, i can clearly see her even with my eyes half closed.

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Person2638 3 months ago

How are her eyes blue?!

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Sharon Conway 3 months ago

I admire the way her arm blends in.

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Fixin'Ta 3 months ago

I think this is one of the best "blenders." If it weren't for her hair, you'd probably miss her entirely if you were just scrolling past. Of course, once you really look you can see the curves and the folds of the dress, but it's pretty stunning.

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 3 months ago

Imagine something like this just sitting up from the forest floor.

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Fixin'Ta 3 months ago

WOW! That's impressive blending!

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 3 months ago

This is one of my favorites in this post. Very lovely.

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Maggie C 3 months ago

Strong Asian vibes!

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Ames 101 1 week ago (edited)

The flower on her arm is breathtaking

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 3 months ago

Wait a minute...

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John Kamau 3 months ago

Wow, Love this one

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₦ɆⱤVØɄ₴ ₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴ 3 months ago

Love the mosaic...

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Diane M 3 months ago

Love the colors

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John Kamau 3 months ago

Soo Where are you again? Oh I see you now... I see you...mmmuuuaaah! Amazing darling, simply amazing.!!!

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Kyleigh Griffin 3 months ago

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Mirona-Ioana Tatu 3 months ago

Wow! This is amazing!

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