Artist Paints Her Body And Makes It Disappear Into Floral Backgrounds – Design You Trust

Artist Paints Her Body And Makes It Disappear Into Floral Backgrounds

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.”

More: Facebook h/t: boredpanda





































If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books
The Incredible Murals of Argentine Street Artist Martin Ron
Charming Beauties and Warfare Kittens: Illustrations by Kyounghwan Kim
Russian Artist Transforms Google Map Landscapes And Boring Russian Cities Into The Future Outworlds
Tales for an Accelerated Culture from Douglas Coupland - Novelist, Visual Artist and Graphic Designer
Beyond: Artist Imagines Of What The World Will Look Like If Quarantine Doesn’t End
Medieval Artists Were Really Bad At Drawing Lions
The Funniest Signs From Anti-Brexit March #PeoplesVoteMarch
Artist Joe Webb Creates Cynical And Shocking Collages That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth About Our Modern World
Iranian Artist Shows The Harsh Reality Of Doctors During Coronavirus Outbreak
Hilarious Private Conversations People Overheard In San Francisco
Things We Tend To Forget
This Russian Guy Creates Dark Surrealist Art And It Will Give You Nightmares
Women And Cats: Contemporary Bijinga Paintings By Kazuho Imaoka
Giant Baby Looks Over Tecate, The US-Mexico Border Wall
Kate Hudson For Ann Taylor 2012 Summer Campaign
Repurposed Wood Doors and Furniture Transformed into Geometric Faces on the Streets of Belgium
Socially Awkward Situations And Funny Random Cartoons by RandoWis
Nicolas Lalli
Artist Redesigns One Movie Poster A Day For 365 Days, And They’re Better Than Original
Artist Andrei Lacatusu Reduces Tech Giant Brands To Derelict Neon Signs
Everyday Objects Turned Into Delightful Alternative Reality By Illustrator Tineke Meirink
Leaf Beasts: Simple Animal Sculptures Cut from Dried Magnolia Leaves
Superb Surreal Animal Artworks By Andreas Häggkvist