Sunday, 18 September 2011

Art is Illusion

Alexa Meade is a 24-year-old artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation.

"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." - In other words, she paints directly onto people. Meade builds sets which she paints onto an then paints the model who remains in the installation whilst the artwork is in place. It becomes obvious in the photo where we see the artist seated next to the model. (Love those sexy knitted socks she's wearing)
Burn brightly, Pete

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