Exactly Aligned Paint and Material Camouflage Cecilia Paredes Amid Lush Botanical Backdrops — Colossal


#Cecilia Paredes

October 23, 2023

Grace Ebert

the artist swathed in green forest-like fabric that blends in with the backdrop

“Tapestry” (2023). All photographs courtesy of Ruiz-Healy Artwork, shared with permission

In a pair of companion exhibitions, Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes (beforehand) expands on her lavish assortment of “photograph performances” to discover the fluid relationship between our our bodies and environments. On view now at two Ruiz-Healy Art areas, the solo reveals embody new works that proceed Paredes’ distinctive strategies of camouflage and disguise. The artist swathes herself in densely patterned materials and paints any seen pores and skin with the identical motif, which she completely aligns with the backdrop to create disorienting and endlessly intriguing photographs that blur the contours of her physique.

Each exhibitions, Strolling in My Galaxy Blue and The Weaving of Mud, are wide-ranging of their interpretations of surrounding environments as they draw on the cosmos, forests, and decorative vessels match for home interiors. The self-portraits develop Paredes’ curiosity within the correlation between private identification and exterior forces, questioning how we perceive and current ourselves in relation to the surface world.

See the exhibitions at Ruiz-Healy Artwork via November 3 in New York and November 18 in San Antonio, and sustain with Paredes on Instagram.


the artist swathed in blue and red botanical fabric that blends in with the backdrop

“Chrysalis” (2023)

two images, both of the artist on the same botanical beige backdrop, painted and swathed in camouflaging prints

Left: “Dafne Tall” (2022). Proper: “Dafne in Repose” (2022)

the artist painted and swathed in yellow vessel-printed fabric that blends in with the backdrop

“Clorinda” (2022)

the artist swathed in red and black confection filled fabric that blends in with the backdrop

“Cupcake Rose” (2023)

the artist swathed and painted in blue botanical fabric that blends in with the backdrop

“Strolling in my Galaxy Blue” (2023)

the artist painted and swathed in rust-colored botanicals to blend in with the backdrop

“Rose Backyard” (2023)

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