Living Paintings: Transfixed by Alexa Meade (Picture Gallery)

Alexa Meade is an American artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation.

The 24-year-old paints over people so that they look like paintings, then photographs them either in a natural setting or with a painted background.

When photographed, the painting and the subject appear to be one and the same as the 3D space of her painted scenes becomes optically compressed into a 2D plane.

Her works on display at the Irvine Contemporary Gallery in Washington, includes one of a man under a beach umbrella:

Living Paintings by Alexa Meade

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Living Paintings by Alexa Meade

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Living Paintings by Alexa Meade

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Living Paintings by Alexa Meade

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