People Transformed Into Paintings by Alexa Meade

Upon first glance you might think these are paintings drawn on canvas, but it is actually paint drawn on real people. Consider this unique art form to be at the intersection of portraiture, painting, photography, and installation. D.C. based artist Alexa Meade has created these fascinating pieces that blend people into art, making them a part of the painting.

“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.”

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