Lima, Peru-born artist Cecilia Paredes might strike you as a female counterpart to modern-day magician Liu Bolin. Working with her assistants, she creates awesome photo performance-based works that have her seamlessly blended into intricate backgrounds. Acting as both the photographer and the subject, she uses make-up, body paint and any costume she needs to make her virtually disappear.

"The illusion of ‘disappearing’ into the landscape that surrounds her, is in reality a blending, she is now ‘part of the landscape’ in her quest of belonging," Paredes explains to us. "The theme behind all is re-location after displacement and migration and how one has to adjust in order to belong. Tough it is, but it has to be done, without forgetting our origin."

Check out more of Cecilia’s work over at My Modern Metropolis!