A Siberian cold front sweeping across Europe has caused freezing temperatures and snow in the most unusual of places. Such is the case with Athens, where the ancient Acropolis was coated in a powdery dusting of snow. The sub-zero temperatures across Greece threw the country into a bit of a panic, with flights canceled and schools closing.
When we first wrote about Alexa Meade, we knew her mind-blowing art would generate buzz. In fact, as one of our most popular posts of all time, Hyper-Realistic Acrylic Body Painting was seen by over 350,000 people on My Modern Met alone. What set it apart?
Meade masterfully mixed multiple disciples – paintings, performance, and photography and turned it into something the world had never seen. Coating her models with paint, she made her models become part of a living, breathing painting. In her words, “The photographic presentations create a tension between the smoothness of the physical photographs and the tactility of the painted installations captured within them, blurring the lines between what is depicted and depiction itself.”
While looking at her recent body of work, you can’t help but notice how she’s taking her Trompe-L'Oeil painting technique to new heights, adding incredibly vibrant colors and patterns that warp our minds and sense of reality even more.
Watch this video to see it all come together.
She recently set off to London to paint an installation at the Saatchi Gallery. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!