In October 2012, Argentine artist Cecile Perret was invited by the haudenschild Garage to do an intervention on an antique cabinet in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I am still amazed, haunted, and maybe even obsessed by the relationship between inside and outside – what other direction could I ever have taken?
More than anything when the subject/victim of this intervention is a piece of furniture that is already playing with this idea, in a boring way maybe, but it’s there: in the see-through glass and mirrors, in the confined and the secret spaces.
It was screaming out and I just made it obvious, only this time the contrast was greater.
The outside: a computer/machine/man. Cold, electronic, awkward.
The inside: guts. A surprise you wouldn’t expect in such a cold and sad piece of metal. The human bit.
There is in me at this point a fascination with guts. I think maybe for a while I was equally fascinated by the outside. Now I’m taking a lot of pleasure going through these paint surgeries, wanting to see what things are made of.
All of those strange connections and chemical transactions happening in hidden places…
– Cecile Perret, November 2012
In 2010, Cecile was commissioned by the haudenschild Garage to create a graffiti mural in a space in Buenos Aires. She collaborated on this project with Lucía Brutta. Click here for more information on this project.
About Cecile Perret
I was born in Rio Negro, Argentina in February 1977 and I expressed an interest in painting and drawing from an early age. I was encouraged by my parents to take lessons since I was 4 years old and did so on and off until the age of 21.
After graduating from college, I moved to Buenos Aires with my family and studied Visual Arts at the Escuela Panamericana de Diseño y Publicidad and an introductory year of Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires. It is at that time that I started showing my work and participating in competitions.
I lived in Paris, France for three years from 2002 to 2005. This was an extremely enriching and introspective period where I spent much of my time in my studio, seldom showing my work.
I moved to Milan in 2005, encouraged by close friend and trompe l‘oeil master Guesso. I spent one year working as his assistant and continuing my studio work.
Through the years I developed a great interest towards graffiti and street art, as well as comics and illustration. Elements from which started to gain space in my canvases.
I returned to Buenos Aires, where I currently live, in 2006 and immediately started to connect with artists, organizing group shows and contacting galleries. We created a series of massive group shows called Supermuestras and recently smaller versions called Veo-veos.
My work can be seen in galleries such as GP espacio de arte (Palermo), La Guanaca Azul (San Telmo) and VYP (Retiro).