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tessfully
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« on: November 13, 2011, 09:28:11 AM »
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After posting this in another thread, I thought it should also have its own place for reflection and comment.


This took me by surprise. I am totally fascinated by this woman's work. I love the creativity and uniqueness. If I were 25 and urban I would be inspired in this direction.


from her website:



"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."


and for some context:

Is it a Painting or a Photograph? | Inspiration


Her portfolio:

ALEXA MEADE \\ PORTFOLIO
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 10:17:30 AM »
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Maybe if you post a link I'll have a better idea of what she does; for my part (and if I have understood the concept), I do it the other way round, on occasion: I make a flat painting in a normal manner and then photograph it, destroying the original paintwork when that's been done. The purpose? To save physical space and to allow further playing about with the thing in PS and some means of showing it around the place more readily than if it were on a solid support.

There were some interesting pictures of Verushka doing the rounds some longish while ago - body-painting of her in some woods, where she merges into the trees... ain't nuttin' noo under the sun. Yes, she was quite 3D as well, in a not too exaggerated way.

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 12:33:35 PM »
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oops, sorry, the hotlinks did not work

try this
http://www.thephotoargus.com/inspiration/is-it-a-painting-or-a-photograph/

http://alexameade.com/about.html


Rob, your method sounds very interesting and creative as well. I can visualize your idea...very cool.
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