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Alexa Meade – Pop-out Paintings

Alexa Meade is a 24-year-old artist whose work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance, and installation.

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Alexa creates her representational paintings directly on top of the body of her model. When photographed, the representational painting and the model appear to be one and the same as the 3D space of her painted scenes becomes optically compressed into a 2D plane.

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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.

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