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Mixed Media

Alexa Meade creates her portraits in three-dimensional space by painting directly on top of live models, which appear to be two-dimensional paintings when photographed.

The Opposite of Still Life: Alexa Meade

Meade transforms three-dimensional subjects–be they people, food or other objects–to to two-dimensional “works” through paint, and then flattens them by photographing them. And it’s absolutely fascinating.

Living Paintings

Alexa Meade's bodypainted models are a stunning exercise in artistic illusion. Reverse trompe l'oeil?

Alexa Meade Transforms a Room Into a Two-Dimensional Painting