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Reality-Disrupting Art

Artist Alexa Meade Turns Her Subjects into 2D Paintings

— May 9, 2017 — Art & Design
Alexa Meade is a body painting artist who disrupts reality by painting her subjects and their surroundings in a way that makes it look as if they were in a 2D painting.

Alexa Meade began by painting fruit in her parents' basement and was recently honored at the 2017 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards for her work. Covering her subjects in acrylic paint and placing her work alongside unaltered reality makes for a visually compelling composition. Her work becomes a trick of the eye. By painting her subjects as a 2D painting, she relinquishes a certain amount of control over her work. Expression, movement and viewpoint become controlled by the subject and their surroundings. What makes her work so compelling is the disruption it causes in reality. Her works blur the lines between reality and a 2D painting.
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