Thursday, April 8, 2010

Living Portraits

These 'people painted to look like portraits' were done by Alexa Meade. She is an installation artist based in Washington DC.

Her 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.

So rather than a painting trying to capture the likeness of a person, these are people painted to look like the likeness of a painting. It's so wonderfully the wrong way round!

Above, self-portrait of the artist, Alexa Meade

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