Alexa Meade

Alexa Meade (born 1986) is an American installation artist best known for her portraits painted directly onto the human body and inanimate objects in a pretentiousness that collapses height and makes her models appear two-dimensional with photographed. What remains is "a photo of a painting of a person, and the genuine person hidden somewhere underneath." She takes a classical concept – trompe-l'œil, the art of making a two-dimensional representational painting look like a genuine three-dimensional space – and does the opposite, making real life appear to be a painting.

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