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CECILIA PAREDES

http://www.ceciliaparedes.com/

Where are you from?

I was born in Lima, Peru but have lived most of my life out of my country.

What do you do?

I am a visual artist.

Your style in 3 words?

I interpret Nature.

What is your weakness?

Dogs.

What is your strength?

Perseverance.

What makes you different?

Nothing. I am regular person who chose a difficult job, that’s all.

Please tell me about your roots… When did you become an artist?

It all started for the love I have of Nature

You use your body for Art. How do you feel about this?

I feel great because nobody else has to suffer scrubbing off the paint of the skin except me.

Why does it become such an important part of your work?

I guess its because ist autobiographical.

What do you want to express when you disappear into the wall paper landscapes?

When doing this series of Landscapes, I have in mind the need of a person to identify with the place they live.

Having lived myself for so long in different places and having had to adapt, I talk about re-location and angst to be part of the landscape“

How do you think about your identity, does it matter to you?

Identity does matter.  I am an artist, wife, mother, daughter and teacher and I am the sum of my backgrounds, experiences and knowledge. I read in various languages, choose to listen to classical music and attend museums, that is who I am and departing from those experiences , I do my work.

Any show coming up soon?

Itinerant across Morroco with the Cervantes Institute of Spain.

© Cecilia Paredes

© Cecilia Paredes

© Cecilia Paredes

© Cecilia Paredes

© Cecilia Paredes

by Gabrielle Berlin