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Artist Interview: Cecilia Paredes - Little Observationist
I’ve stumbled across Cecilia’s work in quite a few places lately and thought I’d contact her directly to find out the story behind her intriguing work, which she refers to as “photo performances”, camouflaging herself against various patterned backgrounds using body paint or pieces of fabric. Originally from Peru, Cecilia calls Philadelphia, PA home and has lived there for many years. She tells us below how location and re-location play an important roll in her work, explains the process she goes through with her team to create a photo performance and gives us a run down of a typical day in the life of Cecilia Paredes. LO: Tell us a bit about your background: Where are you from originally, where do you live now and what brought you there? What you enjoy when you’re not creating art? CP: I am from Lima, Peru but I have lived more years outside Peru than in it. I live in Philadelphia, PA in the US but I come often to Lima. I am never not creating art I’m afraid. It does not have a timetable. LO: Your “photo-performances” have gotten quite a bit of attention through social media. Explain the process you go through to create a …