Artist Cecilia Paredes’ Incredible Disappearing Act

Published March 10, 2012
Updated July 10, 2019
Published March 10, 2012
Updated July 10, 2019

Fascinated by the quest for identity, Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes makes herself part of the landscape she paints.

Cecilia Paredes

Fascinated by the quest for identity and belonging that awaits individuals after displacement or forced migration, Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes makes herself part of the landscape she paints. However, Paredes has said, we must always be mindful of our origins.

Thus, while this veritable chameleon may appear to be one and the same with the wallpapered background, she makes sure that her presence and her true identity — be it the whites of her eyes or a strand of her auburn hair — is known to the viewer.

Cecilia Paredes Art

Disappearing Body

Paredes Art Disappearing Bun

Disappearing Art

Cecilia Paredes Disappearing Floral

Disappearing Art Pink

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