Alexa Meade paints on the skin of human subjects in a way that optically flattens them into two-dimensional paintings.
"In some ways, artist Alexa Meade is a traditional figure painter. But she works on an unusual canvas: the actual human body. And she takes a classical concept—trompe l’oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional—and turns it on its head. Her aim is to do the opposite, to collapse depth and make her living models into flat pictures.” —PBS