Incredible Living Paintings, Alexa Meade Art Gallery


Alexa Meade is creating fascinating art, and she’s just getting started. Without any formal artistic training (and a bachelors in poli-sci to boot), Alexa has taught herself how to paint through innovating a new technique. 

Her unique style of painting “living portraits”, confounds our sense of space which allows the subject to completely collapse within the photographs of her work. 

“In some ways, artist Alexa Meade is a traditional figure painter. But she works on an unusual canvas: the actual human body. And she takes a classical concept — trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional — and turns it on its head. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures.” -PBS

Artist Alexa Meade’s Canvas Is the Human Body

 

Spectacle

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Spectacle Installation

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Aligned with Alexa

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Self-Satisfied

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 Art on the Streets

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 Risen

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Egg on Egg

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I paint representational portraits directly on top of the people I am representing. The models are transformed into embodiments of the artist’s interpretation of their essence. When captured on film, the living, breathing people underneath the paint disappear, overshadowed by the masks of themselves. – Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade’s exhibit at Postmaster’s Gallery

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Hesitate

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Transit

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Alexa Meade Talks TED