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Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and BreatheWashington, D.C. based artist Alexa Meade completely redefines traditional body painting. She paints with acrylic paint directly on human flesh and clothing, making her subjects appear as if they were part of a painting (or a living painting immersed in everyday life).

Meade's statement:

"The reverse trompe l'oeil series is Alexa Meade's spin on reality. Alexa has invented a painting technique that makes 3 dimensional space look flat, blurring the lines between illusion and reality.

Typically a painting is an artist's interpretation of the subject painted onto another surface. In Alexa's paintings, she creates her artistic interpretation of the subject directly on top of the subject itself. Essentially, her art imitates life - on top of life.

By wrapping her subject in a mask of paint, she skews the way that the core of the subject is perceived."

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

Paintings That Live and Breathe

4 Comments

I'm confused, especially by the photos on the Metro (platform and on the train). Does she cover these people in acrylics then photograph them in everyday situations? They just look like composites.

Holy crap I thought I was looking at regular paintings. First realistically painted stones and now unrealistic people that look like paintings? Something is wrong here.

I like the shading done with the paint, reminds me of the old german films where they would light everything flat and then paint in the shadows.

Those dimensions are to confusing for my brain at this time of the evening.
Looks wicked anyhow.

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