ALEXA MEADE

Алексе Мид

human portrait (paintings with real Humans)

source: alexameade

Alexa Meade is a 25-year-old artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation.

Rather than creating representational paintings on a flat canvas, Alexa Meade creates her representational paintings directly on top of the physical subjects that she is referencing. When photographed, the representational painting and the subject being referenced appear to be one and the same as the 3D space of her painted scenes becomes optically compressed into a 2D plane.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Growing up in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to work as a press intern on Capitol Hill throughout high school and college. Later, I worked as a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. 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. What the audience ultimately unpackaged was a personal interpretation of an already mediated re-presentation.

In my current work, I construct and then photograph ephemeral installation sets that feature an assemblage of found objects and live models, which I have covered in layers of acrylic paint. I paint the surfaces of the human subjects, the material objects, and the architecture of the installations so as to collapse the subject, foreground, and background into one continuous plane. I present my ephemeral portrait/performances as both live, interactive installations as well as permanent photographic indices of these experiences.

By using paint as a mask that mimics the surface attributes of my source materials, I repurpose the common codes of painting and create a reciprocal self-referentiality in which the reference envelops its referent. The time-based portrait/performance installation is mediated through still photography, providing a record of the performative act in which the codes for representation/painting and indexicality/photography converge.

BIO

Alexa Meade’s artwork has been featured in The Washington Post, The London Telegraph, The Guardian, USA Today, Spiegel, La Repubblica, AOL.com, Yahoo! News, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Al Jazeera, Nippon Television, NY Arts Magazine, American Contemporary Art Magazine, Art Daily, Art Info, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz Magazine, Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, Wired Magazine, Nylon Magazine, and Elle Magazine. Her art has been exhibited at Irvine Contemporary in Washington, DC, Postmasters Gallery in New York City and at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
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source: arteref

O trabalho da artista Alexa Meade surpreende pela sua singularidade em produzir uma arte tão cuidadosa. Natural de Washington DC, a artista de 25 anos já conquistou diversas exposições nos Estados Unidos e na Europa.

Seu trabalho consiste em uma mescla de fotografia, pintura, performace e instalação. A primeira vista não percebemos o que é, mas olhando nos olhos da figura retrada vemos que trata-se de um ser humano que foi minuciosamente pintado com tinta acrilica e adaptado aos objetos de sua instalação.

Segundo Alexa, “Os modelos que utilizo são transformados em personificações da interpertação do artista da sua essência. Quando vemos uma fotografia ou vemos a instalação pronta, as pessoas que estão por trás do trabalho desaparecem, eclipsadas pelas suas próprias máscaras.”
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source: yimannet

Alexa Meade

在當代藝術中,是個充斥著難以定義的年代,總是在保守派和現代思想中不斷的激辯。 也因此在藝術呈現上,有著多樣的實驗性質,或是帶有許多反思與批判性。 在這過程中,讓藝術家本身和大眾們思考,這年代藝術的哲理性,存在方式與價值。 Alexa Meade 出生(1986)於美國的華盛頓特區,就讀Vassar學院的政治學。 Meade從未正式的參予藝術學習課程,但卻在2008年的8月期間, 帶著新穎的創意開始實驗,將繪畫方式呈現在真人身上。
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source: newrebelionblogspot

“En lugar de crear cuadros en un lienzo plano, Alexa Meade crea sus cuadros de representación directa sobre los sujetos físicos que modelan para el cuadro. Dandonos efectos 2D y 3D.
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source: supapandafr

Alexa Meade est une jeune artiste américaine (Washington DC) qui pratique ce que l’on pourrait appeler la photographie picturale. Elle a mis au point une technique picturale qui lui permet de réaliser un trompe l’œil inversé: aplatir la 3D…
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source: magicfotopingerpl

Alexa Meade to 23-letnia artystka pochodząca z Waszyngtonu w USA. Autorka specjalizuje się w malarstwie i fotografii.
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source: outshootru

Художнице Алексе Мид (Alexa Meade) всего 24 года, а она уже обретает мировую славу благодаря необычному жанру, придуманному ей. Это инсталляции с участием людей и предметов, покрытых акриловой краской так, что возникает иллюзия обычной двухмерной живописи. Помимо инсталляции, Алекса делает также и фотоснимки своих работ, создавая потрясающие иллюзии и превращая 3D в 2D, тогда как весь мир занят обратным.