Alexa Meade

The work of American artist Alexa Meade, definitely makes you look twice. Upon first glance, it seemed like a rather striking representational oil painting. But there was something else there that was further intriguing. A closer look into the artist revealed quite an ingenious process…

“Rather than creating representational paintings on a flat canvas, Alexa Meade creates her representational paintings directly on top of the physical subjects that she is referencing. When photographed, the representational painting and the subject being referenced appear to be one and the same as the 3D space of her painted scenes becomes optically compressed into a 2D plane.”


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