To justly use the word incredible when describing a piece of art, it should be so profound that it forces you to close your eyes, clearing the cornea of any possible film or residue, then quickly opening them again, wider this time, in hopes to fully believe what lies before you. The work of Alexa Meade, a 24 year-old artist from Washington D.C., does just that. She has developed an approach to portraiture that involves applying acrylic paint directly onto her subjects in a style that optically compresses 3D space into a 2D plane. The project is a fusion of painting, performance, photography, and installation. Meade’s fascination with how the sun casts moving shadows was her original source of inspiration. Matter Observed hopes to one day observe this young, talented artist’s truly incredible work in person.
Alexa Meade’s artwork has been featured in The Washington Post, The London Telegraph, CNN, The Today Show, Al Jazeera, Nippon Television, NY Arts Magazine, Art Daily, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Italian Elle Magazine. Alexa Meade is represented by Irvine Contemporary in Washington, DC. Her art has been exhibited at Postmasters Gallery in New York City and at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
For pricing information on limited edition prints and commissioned portraits, contact Lauren Gentile, Gallery Director of Irvine Contemporary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 332-8767.