LA-based artist Alexa Mead gave painting a different spin when she ditched the good ol’ canvas and opted for real live people to set her masterpieces.
Meade paints on the surfaces of architectural spaces, objects and live human subjects in a way that optically compresses a 3-dimensional space. The result becomes 2-dimensional and is most evident when photographed.
She has made a name for herself with exhibits at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in DC, the Saatchi Gallery in London, and at the Ingo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography in Germany, among others.
Take a look at some of her astonishing creations.
From the Painted Installations collection
Warehouse │ Alexa Meade
Public Installations, LA│ Alexa Meade
Spectacle │ Alexa Meade
Spectacle Installation │ Alexa Meade
Transit │ Alexa Meade
Blue Print │ Alexa Meade
Blue Print Installation │ Alexa Meade
Aligned with Alexa │ Alexa Meade
Portraits painted on live models produce 2D surrealistic paintings.
Narcissus │ Alexa Meade
Down Slow│ Alexa Meade
Alexa / Shiella Milk Collection
The “MILK: what will you make of me?” collection was made in collaboration with actress and performance artist Sheila Vand.
Hesitate / Activate (in progress)│ Alexa Meade
Activate │ Alexa Meade
Hesitate / Activate │ Alexa Meade
Mango Lassi│ Alexa Meade
Shape│ Alexa Meade
Head Trip │ Alexa Meade
White Out│ Alexa Meade
Art On The Streets
Risen (in process)│ Alexa Meade
On The Down Low │ Alexa Meade
Come Down │ Alexa Meade
Portraits of Self-Portraits
Alexa Meade as both the artist and the subject.
Double Take │ Alexa Meade
Self-Satisfied │ Alexa Meade
Exposure │ Alexa Meade
Credit: Alexa Meade