Incredible Living Paintings of Alexa Meade

Born in 1986, the young American artist Alexa Meade is known as an installation artist based in the Washington, DC. Meade graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science. She never attended art school and she has not taken any advanced painting course. However, with the fascination with how the sun casts moving shadows, Meade has come up with the idea for her work. She began to try painting shadows onto moving people. After a short period of time, she can make a process for painting on people. Her installations painted to look like 2-D paintings have drawn much attention of a lot of people. Let's have a look at the photos below to see Alexa Meade's incredible works.

Alexa Meade is painting to the surfaces of people.



Alexa Meade is painting on the surface of people.

Alexa Meade has an extremely different thought from others. While most artists use acrylic paints to make portraits of people on canvas, Meade thinks completely backwards. She paints portraits directly on the subjects and makes them become a part of the painting.

The artist poses with her work

The artist poses with her work

To celebrate the New Year with a festival of new art, Alexa Meade has shown her art installations during an exhibition called "Saturnalia: New Work by Gallery Artists" held in Washington, United State these days.

The young artist applies acrylic paint to the three dimensional surfaces of live models and incorporates architectural spaces into a series of art installations 

The young artist applies acrylic paint to three dimensional surfaces of living models and incorporates architectural spaces into a series of art installations

Alexa Meade has become well-known after unveiling her

Alexa Meade has become well-known after unveiling her "Reverse Trompe L\'Oeil" installation in October, 2009

The combination of painting and photography has brought a big surprise

The combination of painting and photography has brought a big surprise

Meade began to try painting on non-traditional objects in August 2008 and she made her first

Meade began to try painting on non-traditional objects in August 2008 and she made her first "living painting" in May 2009

The painted models have been exhibited in galleries. According to Meade, many visitors feel uncomfortable when directly look at her art

The painted models have been exhibited in galleries. According to Meade, many visitors feel uncomfortable when directly looking at her art





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