Monday, October 25, 2010

Painting People

Twenty-four-year-old artist Alexa Meade paints portraits on people. She puts acrylic paint directly on live models, so they appear to be two-dimensional paintings of themselves. These are incredible.

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.

This post is taken from a Cup of Jo Blog where she found them at (My Modern Met).  Click HERE for more amazing photos.


The Hunt's said...

you need to come to laguna and go to pageant of the masters next summer. it would blow your freaking mind. artists put live people into make up and costume and place them in life size art EX life size portrait of the last supper or something. some of the people are real, some are the actual painting and you literally can not tell which is which. A-ma-zing!

The Hunt's said...

PS-just read through some more of your posts...i have been toying with the idea of making an upholstered headboard for at least two years...if all was right in the world we would be making them together.

PPS-saw the photos of your fam. that absolutely can not be ian. what the fuh-reak??!! we are old.