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11-06-2011, 07:09 AM   #1
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When a Photographic image is also a Painting

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."

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Is it a Painting or a Photograph? | Inspiration

Her portfolio:


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They are very interesting.
I particularly like the images taken out of studio.
Thanks for sharing.
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Wow! Very creative. Thanks for the link.
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I was expecting yet another photographer modding their images in photoshop so much that there was little left of the original photograph.

This is very cool indeed, and completely unexpected!

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I am glad a you guys checked that artist out... You are right George, took me completely by surprise as well. It is hard to be good artistically, and creative and unique, but she really accomplishes this with her work. I can see the performance side of the end work being socially and politically poignant too.
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Very cool work thanks for the link Tess
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You are welcome Eddie. I am actually thinking about skewing this idea for my own purposes, just to see what I can do up here in the dead of winter when I have loads of time to experiment!!
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Wow! very interesting.
Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for sharing that link. I went to her portfolio... she is amazing!

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