Her Paintings Come to Life…Literally

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By Julie Redwood

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Alexa Meade is a painter who has the ability to bend shapes in incredible ways. The following photos that you see aren’t actually paintings that you hang on a wall, but are in fact, real people stylized to resemble 2D images.

Her astonishing works have been featured in such places as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in DC, the Saatchi Museum in London, even the Ingo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography in Germany among many others.

Alexa’s paintings are rendered using simple acrylic paints. Her technique, elongated brushstrokes that create expressionistic style.

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Even if Alexa’s paintings weren’t real, they’d still look alive. Her use of carefully placed brushstrokes creates very real, yet flat colors and patterns that pop with just the right amount of color.

To see more of Alexa’s work, visit her site at www.alexameade.com.

Let us know what you think! Do you think Alexa’s images look like real paintings? Would you have ever guessed that all these images were real people? Please tell us and share!

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