Cecilia Paredes is a Philadelphia-based artist who combines photography, painting, and performance arts to create a unique work of art.
Acting as a human chameleon, she is usually the main subject of her beautiful artworks, disappearing well into the paintings. Instead of using a canvas, the Peruvian-born artist paints directly onto her skin, combining body paint and clothing patterns to create artworks that blend herself into colorful backgrounds.
“I wrap, cover, or paint my body with the same pattern of the material and re-present myself as part of that landscape,” she told Bored Panda. “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.”