“Alexa Meade’s 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.”
Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC. She graduated with a degree in Political Science from Vassar College in May of 2009. She spent several summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign.
Her painting techniques push the boundary of perception by compressing three dimensional subjects into two dimensional planes. Essentially, Meade wraps live subjects (people) and objects in paint reversing the normal approach of an artist painting from a source subject and instead painting directly onto the source subject.
I wanted to apologize for getting to this one late. I actually saw this a week back, had it logged in a document somewhere and just never got around to having the time to post it this week. Do check out Meade’s work as it is definitely a fascinating approach to the accepted approach to paint and canvas.