Alexa Meade is screwing around with our brains in a fascinating way with this collection of real-life paintings.
She paints her subjects – literally – in their environments, playing around with perceptions and dimensions in an ingenious attempt to bridge the gap between viewer and subject.
Here’s a quote from the young American on her approach:
“Spending my formative years immersed in the world of politicians and PR led to a fascination with the possibilities of repackaging source texts and adding superficial modifications that would profoundly alter perception. By using paint as a mask that mimics the surface attributes of my source materials, I repurpose the common codes of painting.”
Cool or what?
Cheers to Victoria artist Amy Cripps for the discovery.