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Alexa Meade  Washington, D.C.

'Blue Print'
'Double Take'

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About Alexa

Alexa Meade is an American artist best known for her portraits painted on the human body. She takes a classical concept, trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional and works in an opposite direction. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures. The result is walking, talking optical illusions, 3D paintings that confuse how the eye processes objects in space.

Meade applies acrylic paint to the surfaces of people, objects, and walls in a style that mimics the appearance of brushwork in a traditional painting. The three dimensional scene may be approached from multiple angles and still appear to be a flat painting through the lens of the camera, without the guise of Photoshop or digital effects.

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"I absolutely love her work. I teach about her in my high school art classes."

"interesting very well expressed."

"I like the arrangment contrasts and colors. The cool blue accents the tans and brush colors with the strong contrast of light and shadow. Thhe expression and eyes moves the viewer to the brush tip as an emphasis.."

"I love the work of Alexa Meade. I used it to teach a lesson to a painting class last school year."

"I love this work! I'm currently teaching high school art and we have been using Meade's work during class critiques, and another student has found inspiration in her painting methods.She is truly an exceptional artist."

"Like alot!!"

"Interesting concept,, sort of has the mind wonder where else could we do this? cool stuff"

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