Living Portraits

These ‘people painted to look like portraits’ were done by Alexa
Meade. She is an installation artist based in Washington. See more here

I love the way she paints something traditionally two dimensional
onto a three dimensional surface. Rather than a painting trying to capture the likeness of a person, these are people painted to look like the likeness of a painting. It’s so wonderfully the wrong way

Alexa: “I paint representational portraits directly on top of the people I am
representing. The models are transformed into embodiments of the
artist’s interpretation of their essence.”

I wonder what her models think about her interpretation of them? Some of them aren’t particularly flattering!






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