Bio

 

ÁFRICA PAREDES

Madrid, 1978

Licenciada en Bellas Artes por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, en 2002. Se especializa en Conservación y Restauración de Obras de Arte. Realiza estudios de fotografía e iluminación en los primeros años de carrera, aprendiendo de grandes fotógrafos, como son Cristina García Rodero y Rafael Trobat.

Tras terminar sus estudios, se dedico a la restauración de obras de arte de distinta índole, fundamentalmente de pintura mural de maestros que trabajaron para la corte. Obras esencialmente pertenecientes a Patrimonio Nacional, aunque ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en diversas obras museísticas y palaciegas.

Esta dedicación y contacto con grandes maestros de la pintura influye tremendamente en su trabajo artístico, compaginando de unos años atrás hasta la actualidad su trabajo de conservación y restauración con el fotográfico.

Como expresión artística, a través de la herramienta fotográfica explora y expone sentimientos y observa el mundo que la rodea, buscando siempre una estética fotográfica cercana a la pintura. Aunque tiene series realizadas en blanco y negro, el color es el medio con el que se siente más identificada y realizada.

Ha participado en diversas exposiciones con sus obras y como fotógrafa freelance ha realizado retrato editorial, books y test de modelos y actores, portadas de libros, de discos, fotografía promocional para grupos de música, fotografía de música en directo así como venta de obras a particulares e instituciones.

Su “Autorretrato confinado” resultó seleccionado por el concurso promovido por el Museo de Historia de Madrid en 2020, pasando a formar parte de los fondos del museo.

 

ÁFRICA PAREDES

Madrid, 1978

Graduated in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2002. She specializes in Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art. She studied photography and lighting in the first years of my career, learning from great photographers, such as Cristina García Rodero and Rafael Trobat.

After finishing her studies, she dedicate herself to the restoration of works of art of different kinds, mainly mural paintings of masters who worked for the court. Works essentially belonging to National Heritage, although she has developed her professional career in various museum and palatial works.

This dedication and contact with great masters of painting has a tremendous influence on her artistic work, combining her conservation and restoration work with her photographic work from a few years ago to the present.

As an artistic expression, through the photographic tool she explore and expose feelings and observe the world around her, always seeking a photographic aesthetic close to painting. Although she has series made in black and white, color is the medium with which she feels most identified and fulfilled.

She has participated in various exhibitions with her works and as a freelance photographer she has made editorial portraits, books and tests of models and actors, covers of books, records, promotional photography for music groups, photography of live music as well as sale of works to individuals and institutions.

Her "Confined Self-Portrait" was selected by the contest promoted by the Museum of History of Madrid in 2020, becoming part of the museum's funds.