links // 2010.03.23 08:51:47 [hh]

"Human Flesh Real-Life Paintings": Bodypaint-Gemälde in 3D

Mal wieder ein Digitalkunst-Leckerbissen: Alexa Meade (in eigenen Worten "Mixed-Media Artist") aus Washington hat einen ziemlich schönen Ansatz gefunden, in 3D zu malen, indem Sie reale Personen und Gegenstände mit Acryl bemalt und dann die gesamte Szenerie fotografiert. Das Ergebnis sind Cross-Overs zwischen Realität und Interpretation, die auf den ersten Blick wie ganz normale Acryl-Gemälde aussehen.

So beschreibt sich Alexa und ihre Arbeit selbst: "I am a 23-year-old mixed media artist based in the Washington, DC area. I graduated with a degree in Political Science from Vassar College in May 2009. I spent many summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 08 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. A major concept I adapted from my background in political communications and applied to my art is that what one experiences cannot always be interpreted at face value; seeing is not necessarily believing.

My painting technique pushes the boundaries of perception, compressing 3D space into a 2D plane, effectively blurring the lines between art and life. The living paintings series is my spin on reality. By wrapping my subject in a mask of paint, I skew the way that the core of the subject is perceived.

Typically, when you look at a painting, you're looking at an artist’s interpretation of the subject painted on canvas. In my artistic interpretation of the subject, I paint directly on top of the subject I am referencing rather than using canvas. Essentially, my art imitates life – on top of life. For example, with Portrait of a Self-Portrait you are simultaneously looking at a portrait I painted of myself, a photo I took of myself, and at me.

Alexa Meade's innovative use of paint on the three dimensional surfaces of found objects, live models, and architectural spaces has been incorporated into a series of installations that create a perceptual shift in how we experience and interpret spatial relationships."

Direkter Link:, photos/ alexameade