Find Me SomeBody (Pt 1)

Alexa and subject

In yesterday’s post I pointed towards the modern trend of body decoration. Not just individual adoption of tattoos and piercings, but other artists who have found new forms of incorporating this theme.


Today’s offering, in the spirit of the above, is Alexa Meade, who has found a unique way to incorporate made up characters with the fabric of real life.


Alexa Meade thinks completely backwards. Most artists use acrylic paints to create portraits of people on canvas. But not Meade – she applies acrylic paints on her subjects and makes them appear to be a part of the painting!


Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her innovative use of paint on the three dimensional surfaces of found objects, live models, and architectural spaces has been incorporated into a series of installations that create a perceptual shift in how we experience and interpret spatial relationships.


Meade had this to say about her thought process:


“I paint representational portraits directly on top of the people I am representing. The models are transformed into embodiments of the artist’s interpretation of their essence. When captured on film, the living, breathing people underneath the paint disappear, overshadowed by the masks of themselves.”


Self Portrait of the Artist:


So what’s next for Meade? “I am currently experimenting with more video and new media,” she says. See more of Meade’s work here…Enjoy.


ReBlogged from ModernMet

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