Artist Creates Living, Breathing Paintings. This Is Anything But Normal.

1

If you thought these were regular paintings, think again. You could try to guess what makes these pictures so brilliant, but I’m pretty sure you’d be wrong.

2

At first glance, one would think that Los Angeles-based Alexa Meade’s painting style — thick and heavy brush strokes, intense colors, exaggerated highlighting and shadows — is pretty, well, simple. Traditional, even.

3

That is, until you realize that her painting is breathing.

4

Yes, Alexa Meade paints people…literally.

5

Her medium is acrylic on human skin, and she fashions them in such a way that her models appear like 2D, flat images against an Expressionist background…

6

Alexa has exhibited her unique artworks in some of the most renowned galleries in the world, including the Saatchi Gallery in London, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in DC, Postmasters Gallery in New York City, Galerie Ivo Kamm in Switzerland, and Ingo Seufert Gallery for Contemporary Photography in Germany. The artist has also been featured in various media channels: CNN, NPR, and in WIRED, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Guardian.

7

Would you have noticed that the models in her paintings were real, live people?

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
All images are courtesy of Alexa Meade

Via Pulptastic

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

"Against The Resistance": The Superb Digital Concept Artworks By Florian De Gesincourt
Sea Monkeys, X-Ray Specs, and the Twisted Secret Behind Vintage Ads from American Comic Books
The Grace of Power: Comic Art by Julian Tedesco
Pop Culture Icons Invade Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Painting In Adorable Series
"Haunted Beauty": Mysteriously Bizarre Photo and Art Works of Natalie Shau
Unbelievable Portraits By Viktor Miller-Gausa
Artist Replaces Weapons With Flowers In Historic Pictures
People Getting Stabbed In Medieval Art Who Just Don’t Give A Damn
Surreal Oil Paintings That Integrate Oversized Animals Into Found Vintage Photographs By Anja Wülfing
Illustrator Adds Funny Monsters To Everyday Life, And It’s Brilliant
Elegant Greyscale Tattoos By Polish Tattoo Artist Kamil Czapiga
Joyful Illustrations of the Artist Who Misses Soviet Days
A Street Artist Painted Underpants On Rocks To Criticize Nudity Censorship
The 8Bit Deck (Red Back): A Pixel Art Playing Card Deck
Artist Cristina Bernazzani Creates Surreal Illustrations About Our Society
The Superb Bizarre AR Artworks By Nikita Replyanski, A Technological Artist And Cyber Fashion Designer
Simple And Clever Pictures That Perfectly Sum Up Every Day Life
Just Leaders: Creepy Illustrations Of Notorious Leaders By Gunduz Agayev
"It Happens Here" - Mutilated And Bloodied Union Jack Sends Strong Message About FGM
Sinister Parodies Of Classic Children’s Books
"From Myth To Reality And Back": The Fascinating Digital Art Of Johannes Voss
Korean Illustrator Captures Love And Intimacy So Well That You Can Almost Feel It
Artist Combined Vintage Photographs With Everyday Objects To Create Funny And Bizarre Portraits
Beautiful Painting On Trees By Eugeniya Dudnikova
Top 20 Absolute Worst Things In The World
Japanese Body Paint Artist Hikaru Cho Shows Off Surreal Animal-Human Creations
Multi-Dimensional Illustrations Weave Together Mysterious Narratives By Victo Ngai
Artist Created These Funny Comics After The Sun Blocked His Beautiful Sunset
Artist David Szilagyi Reimagined Pokemon Characters With Nightmarish Results
Top GIF Artists Transform Summer Photos Into Digital Art