Alexa Meade painting art Transit
Transit – 2009 Source: alexameade.co.uk

Alexa Meade’s installations are a kind of reverse trompe l’loeil – a spellbinding exercise in illusion, her work involves painting directly onto the model, and then photographing them to appear as paintings on canvas. Her works represents something really new and ground breaking in the world of fine art portraiture and painting.

Meade describes her process as “painting a portrait of somebody on top of himself.” Her installations are the art in themselves, with the photographs representing both a record of the performance and a portrait shoot. Her work has gained a significant online following, as well as being displayed in major London and New York galleries.