It’s really hard trying to figure out what makes Alexa Meade’s paintings literally alive! There are no telltale signs in the actual paintings, until you see how the artworks are created.

Los Angeles-based, Alexa Meade’s paintings are not only aesthetically beautiful in a traditional sense, but as you scroll down and find out how they are really made, you’ll see that they are also a clever manipulation of reality…








As you can see the paintings are not traditional at all! Meade’s brushes do not stroke normal canvases, but fall directly on her subjects – transforming 3D reality into a 2D expressionistic piece of art.

There are a lot of things in this world that we take as a complete given, but we don’t necessarily stop to take that step to think, ‘OK, well what is actually underlying all of this?’


Meade’s success story has led her to giving a TED talk and shows at London’s Saatchi Gallery and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2014 she partnered up with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren for their #ProjectWarehouse campaign where entrants stood a chance to win a trip to Meade’s studio to become her next living painting.

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