I know this isn’t directly related to digital media but once I found how this artist creates her work I knew I had to share it with someone and so I’m sharing it now. This artist, Alexa Meade, paints with acrylics directly on human flesh creating the illusion of painterly portraits. It’s amazing how realistic these pieces are in a painting-sense. I would have never guessed they were photographs of real people if I didn’t look behind the scenes of this artist’s work process.
Alexa Meade is an installation artist based in the Washington, DC area. Her background in the world of political communications has fueled her intellectual interest in the tensions between perception and reality.
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By: Alisa Gusyeva